Friday, February 22, 2008

Islamic Creationism

It's not just Christian fundamentalist crazies and pseudo-scientific intelligent design proponents we have to worry about, but also Islamic resistance to Darwin's theory about evolution that is a foundation of modern biology.

Of course, this hints towards the larger problem of religious resistance to science in general, though it is interesting to see the perspective of Islamic resistance since most of the creationist and intelligent design material comes from Christians.

The most recent "Jesus and Mo" comic is slightly relevant, too:

It seems to me that the only way for religions to hold onto their influence and power is to create their own definitions of truth, which is exactly what we see in these creationist movements.

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