A Muslim's Guide to Naturalism, Atheism and Evolution|
Posted by Admin on Tuesday, February, 21 2017 and filed under Evolution
Key topics: Evolution Atheism Naturalism Natural Selection Random Mutations Darwin
Important Preliminary Notes
Key Tactics of the Naturalist Atheists
Ibn al-Qayyim and a Naturalist's Self-Dialogue
Biological Life and Linguistic Information All known functionality in biological life is prescribed and controlled through information. Language(s) and grammar(s) are behind biological life. Hubert Yockey, the first person to apply information theory to biological systems and also a naturalist, wrote (emphasis added): "Information, transcription, translation, code, redundancy, synonymous, messenger, editing, and proofreading are all appropriate terms in biology. They take their meaning from information theory and are not synonyms, metaphors, or analogies."
DNA, the Genome and Information DNA is a digital communication and control system. The discoveries, formulas and communication theories which created our modern digital world and the basic ideas and principles of computer design and engineering of Von Neumann, Alan Turing and Norbert Weiner (inventor of cybernetics) were derived from the linear digital genetic programming in life.
A Falsifiable Hypothesis to Prove Agency Evolutionists detest conceptually, physically accurate, like for like analogies because they show convincingly?through common sense and basic reason?that the claims of evolutionists are not easily believed by laymen and learned alike, especially when the smoke has been cleared, the mirrors smashed and their thinking exposed as being no different to the primitives of old.
Evolution History and Current Status There have been three broad stages in the doctrine of evolution. The first was popularised by Charles darwin in the mid 19th century when knowledge of biology was primitive and the fields of biochemistry and genetics were unknown. It is referred to as Darwinism. Simply put, the observable similarities in animals indicate that all living species arose through descent with modification from a common ancestor with the fittest?those having superior hereditary traits leading to better reproduction and survival rates?passing on their fitness traits to subsequent generations.
Elaboration with a Communications Analogy The following is a good analogy for understand the nature of cellular and genetic communications. Zayd has a thought and goes to his laptop. He opens up Microsoft Word, creates a new document and writes a message. He inserts an image into the document. After saving the document, he opens his email program. He composes a message in which there are instructions, attaches his document and presses the send button.
The evolution Triangle As a term, evolution is general, vague and is impregnated with numerous meanings, some of which are agreed upon conforming with empirical observations and some of which are contested. Conveniently, the term evolution is defined and expressed in a manner similar to that of horoscopes. Extremely broad, non-specific and all-explanatory, such that it is easy to interpret experimental data to confirm predictions.