he author, who writes under the pen-name HarunYahya, was born in Ankara in 1956. He studied arts atIstanbul's Mimar Sinan University and philosophy at IstanbulUniversity. Since the 1980s, the author has published manybooks on political, faith-related and scientific issues. Hismain focus has been the refutation of Darwinism andmaterialism, two modern myths presented under a scientific guise. Some of the booksof the author have been translated into more than 20 languages and published in thecountries concerned. Harun Yahya's books appeal to all people, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, regardless of their age, race, and nationality, as they center around onegoal: to open the readers' mind by encouraging them to think about some criticalissues such as the existence of God and His unity, and to display the decrepitfoundations and perverted works of godless systems.
ABOUT THE EVOLUTION DECEITABOUT THE EVOLUTION DECEIT
For some people the theory of evolution or Darwinism has only scientificconnotations, with seemingly no direct implication in their daily lives. This is, ofcourse, a common misunderstanding. Far beyond just being an issue within theframework of the biological sciences, the theory of evolution constitutes theunderpinning of a deceptive philosophy that has held sway over a large number ofpeople: Materialism.Materialist philosophy, which accepts only the existence of matter andpresupposes man to be "a heap of matter", asserts that he is no more than ananimal, with "conflict" the sole rule of his existence. Traces of this philosophy,which has a lot to answer as regards man-made disasters of the last two centuries,can be found in every ideology that perceives differences among people as a"reason for conflict".The theory of evolution, or Darwinism, comes in handy at this point bycompleting the jigsaw puzzle. It provides the myth that materialism is a scientificidea.However, that basis is rotten. Modern scientific discoveries reveal over andover again that the popular belief associating Darwinism with science is false.Scientific evidence refutes Darwinism comprehensively and reveals that the originof our existence is not evolution but intelligent design, i.e., creation. God hascreated the universe, all living things and man.