It seems someone really wants France to reject the theory of evolution. French schools and universities have recived tens of thousands of copies of a textbook advocating an Islamic view of creation. From Yahoo News:
Entitled "The Atlas of Creation," the 770-page book by Turkish author Harun Yahya quotes several passages from the Koran and asserts that "human beings did not evolve (from another species) but were indeed created."
Clearly, the Koran is an unquestionable source of scientific evidence.
The most ludicrous part of the whole thing is Yahya's claim that Darwinism is the cause of terrorism:
The book features a photograph of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center with the caption: "Those who perpetuate terror in the world are in fact Darwinists. Darwinism is the only philosophy that values and incites conflict."
All I can say is wow. Is Yahya retarded? Does he really think the 9/11 perpetrators had glowing images of Darwin in their minds as they flew into the World Trade Center and Pentagon? Does he really think that the 9/11 perpetrators saw their actions as the perfect fulfillment of natural selection? Talk about living in a delusion. Is Yahya so oblivious that he completely rejects the idea that Muhammed Atta and his gang were believers in fundamentalist Islam? Is it not possible that the Koran inspired them to commit their act of terrorism? What about all the violence in the thousands of years of human history that came before Darwin lived? How does Yahya explain that?
Obviously, it's foolish to try and apply logic to someone so far off the deep end. It seems Yahya refuses to accept the fact that the the 9/11 terrorists were members of his religion. What I want to know is: who wasted all the money it required to get tens of thousands of copies of this book into the French schools. Does he think such a saturation will cahnge opinions overnight. Rediculous.
The real shame is that so many trees were wasted on this effort. On the upside, at least France has a ready supply of toilet paper for the next few weeks.