I recently came across an interview with Dr. Ralph Seelke, a professor of Biology who shares about his current evolution research, and discusses why he is skeptical of Darwinian evolution. Ralph Seelke posits some interesting empirical counter-evidence from his own research against macroevolution. While I didn’t write this article, or present Dr Seelke’s interview, to refute or deny any particular scientific theory, I wanted simply to present to the public that the darwinian theory of evolution isn’t infallible, or without incongruencies. This is healthy for fostering an open mind.
A small note on Islamic Theology and Macroevolution
The Islamic position on the creation of animals, is that while God created all things by His Will, the Quran and Sunnah is silent on the process and method by which Allah (swt) used to create animals, insects and bacteria. This is not different to how the Quran describes Allah (swt) bringing the rain by His Will, yet we know that the method He uses to do this is via the water cycle, which we can observe. Therefore, whether macroevolution of animals happened or not, matters not to Islamic theology.
Double standards of some Atheists
Dr Seelke makes an interesting point that science hasn’t observed macro evolution (significant changes leading to completely new species), but only microevolution (small changes and adaptation within a species). It is accepted to many scientists today to believe and deduce the existence of macroevolution from the observation of microevolution, despite the fact that macroevolution hasn’t been witnessed, nor can it be so. This is interesting, because many Atheists usually deny the existence of God (which is deduced from observation of the universe and reality) by arguing that their is no direct observation of His existence. However, Atheists are perfectly happy to accept believing in unobservable things such as macroevolution if it suits their materialist assumptions about existence.
Dr Seelke’s contentions with macroevolution
Ralph Seelke received his Ph.D. in Microbiology from the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine in 1981, was a postdoctoral researcher at the Mayo Clinic until 1983, and has been an Associate Professor or Professor in the Department of Biology and Earth Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Superior since 1989. An authority on evolution’s capabilities and limitations in producing new functions in bacteria, Prof. Seelke recently co-authored the science textbook Explore Evolution: The Arguments For and Against Neo-Darwinism
Hear the fascinating interview here:
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