The perennial debate between the two camps of Creationism and
Evolution is based on a fallacious assumption about chance, randomness,
creationist, by whom I mean the anti-evolution type, shuns the ideas of chance
and randomness, as for him/her they are the antithesis of what the concepts of
God, order, harmony, and “intelligent design” are all about.
Very often when
creationists assault Darwin’s theory, they do it by pointing out how it is all
based on random chance mutations, and thus an anathema to the notion of God.
“How can order of high complexity come out of chance and randomness?” they
Below is my attempt at explaining the problems of dark energy and dark matter that I developed in 2010.
The two most outstanding unsolved problems of modern
cosmology today are the problems of dark energy and dark matter. Together these
two problems imply that about a whopping 96% of the energy content of the
universe is simply unaccounted for within the reigning paradigm of modern
The dark energy problem has been around only for about a
decade and half, while the dark matter problem has gone unsolved for about 80
years. Various ideas have been put forward, including some fantastic ones such
as the presence of ghostly fields and particles. Some ideas even suggest the
breakdown of the standard Newton-Einstein gravity for the relevant scales.
Although some progress has been made particularly in the
area of dark matter with the nonstandard gravity theories, the problems still
Featured on islamicity.com and iviews.com. Dhul-qarnayn is a mysterious figure mentioned in the Qur’an whose identity has been a matter of contention and speculation to this day. Many differing theories were proposed on the identity of Dhul-qarnayn by Islamic scholars throughout the ages. This naturally has caused/been causing somewhat of a confusion.
In this article, I am going to offer yet another opinion as to who this mysterious figure is. My goal, of course, is not to add to the confusion but rather to help eliminate it.
Featured on islamicity.com and iviews.com. In the latest local elections
that took place this Sunday, March 30, 2014, the Turkish people awarded a landslide
victory (around 46%, with the main opposition trailing far behind at around 29%),
and this for the third time, to the recently embattled Turkish Prime Minister
Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (JDP) sending a strong
signal to the detractors of the man. The voter turnout was at a near-record
rate of about 90%.
How does he do it? How does
Erdogan pull off landslide victory after landslide victory? Read on >>
According to a quotation usually attributed to Einstein, insanity is defined as doing the same thing over and over again and yet expecting different results. In my view, this describes the state of the understanding and interpretation by Muslims of their way of life, i.e., Islam, for about the last few hundred years.