[Marxism] Islamic creationism- Boston Globe

Jim Farmelant farmelantj at juno.com
Sun Oct 25 05:30:08 MDT 2009


Islam’s Darwin problem
In the Muslim world, creationism is on the rise

By Drake Bennett
October 25, 2009

Three weeks ago, with much fanfare, a team of scientists unveiled the
fossil 
skeleton of Ardi, a 4-foot-tall female primate who lived and died 4.4
million 
years ago in what is now Ethiopia. According to her discoverers, Ardi -
short 
for Ardipithecus ramidus, her species - is our oldest known ancestor. 
She predated Lucy, the fossilized Australopithecus afarensis that
previously 
had claimed the title, by 1.2 million years.

The papers announcing the find described a transitional specimen, with
the long 
arms and short legs of an ape and strong, grasping big toes suited to
life in the 
trees, but also a pelvis whose shape allowed her to walk upright on the
ground below.

That, at least, is what one discovered by following the coverage in the
Western press, 
or by reading the scientific papers themselves, published in the journal
Science. 
If you learned about Ardi on the Arabic-language version of Al Jazeera’s
website,
 however, you discovered something else: The find disproved the theory of
evolution.


(Read more here:
http://tinyurl.com/yzqzqal)
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