Islamic creationism and evolution

If the debate date and venue changes is a debate cancelled or re accommodated? Misses the point – students were hostile to critical thinking of faith with science. That matters.

Why Evolution Is True

In my studies of on how people try (and fail) to accommodate science and religion, I’ve tried to investigate faiths other than Christianity (the main religion concerned with such reconciliation) and Judaism.  But with Islam it’s a dismal failure, for there aren’t many decent books dealing with the topic (for one, see Tanir Edis’s An Illusion of Harmony: Science and Religion in Islam. Prometheus Books, Amherst, NY).  But even Edis’s book is mostly about Turkey, and doesn’t go into the depths (if that’s the word) attained by Christian theologians like John Polkinghorne or Alvin Plantinga.

Most Islamic “accomodationism” simply reports that everything we know about science is already in the Qur’an, so there’s no contradiction.  One example, and it’s typical, comes from a book by H. T. M. B. Nurbaki, Verses from the Holy Qur’an and the Facts of Science. (2007, Kitabbhvan, New Delhi, India).

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