Harun Yahya

It's a fishing lure, Harun.

According to this guy evolution is responsible for anti-Semitism. He’s apparently challenged “Darwinists” to come up with “just one proof” (sound familiar?) of a “missing-link”. Umm…try, like, a developing embryo inside its mother’s womb. I mean, we evolve every day a little here and a little there. Our fingernails grow out, our hair gets longer, kids get taller and old folks shorter. Life is one long evolution from birth to death. Why would anyone be so silly as to think we are all cardboard cutouts?

Harun Yahya is a big player in creationist circles. A Muslim apologist, he has gained renown for his concentrated attacks on science and reason. To most normal people (better than calling ourselves “brights,” don’t you think?) he’s a wacko. But he’s a well-funded wacko with the ear of the Turkish government. So he gets a lot of air time for his crapola.

And his name isn’t even “Harun Yahya,” either; it’s Adnan Oktar. You’d think that if someone can’t even come out with his or her real name in public when airing opinions, perhaps the opinions themselves are of questionable vintage. I mean, it’s not like he’s voicing support for atheism in Iran or anything dangerous. He’s telling traditional Muslims what they long to hear: the religion of Allah is Islam. Atheists are evil. Darwin is the devil’s helper. Zionists and Freemasons are conspiring for world domination. It’s the usual creationst rant with an Islamic twist.

If you’re really interested in him, this article in the New Humanist is a good place to start.

10 thoughts on “Harun Yahya

    1. As long as Jews are religious and anti-Zionist, they get Yahya’s stamp of approval. Just like Ahmadinejad’s. It’s a pity that Muslims who denounce anti-Semitism seem concerned with separating the Jewish people into two distinct categories: evil atheists (Zionists) & holy devout Jews (“people of the book”). Another shortcoming of the religious outlook on life, obsessed with “holiness” and “lehavdil.”

      1. Believers and non-believers, we all live together in peace if only we debate by our views. And this is what we do.
        Of course we will back religious, devout Jews, they are our brothers in belief. And of course we will try to persuade non-believers to believe in God. But as I said before we will do this by telling them how they are wrong. This is very normal.

  1. Author probabley confused with the evolution theory. Getting hair longer, growing fingernail or kids getting taller, is not the purpose of evolution theory. This is quite normal natural process and within the same speciey. Evolution theory says, one speciey transform into antoher. For example, Fish became corodile, human was animal or monkey. Evolutionist were not able to provide any single proof which can prove this theory. They were not able to produce anything that can show this transformation process. Thus it is a lie, many of them have already accepted and Richard Dawkin is avoiding debate with Mr. Adnan Octar becasue he knows he can not win. Adnan Octar is a religious leader and he is the first one who has open eyes of the world and shown them th reality of Darwinism. Adnan Octar never hide his actual name. He just chose his pen name different than his actual name which is also quite normal and a lot of author do that. His actual name is as popular as his pen name so there is nothing wrong about it.

  2. New Humanist is an atheist publication and is not objective towards devout, religious people. So, I think your suggestion is too political, and one-sided.

  3. Dear Marc;
    I am still expecting you to add my comment to the website, but you have not done so. Could you explain.

    1. Harun Yahya has really defeated evolutionists. That’s why they are in such laughable situation. Evolutionist thinkers read science books as if they are absolute true and don’t think in any other way. I read science books and evaluate what is written in it.

      How Haeckel’s embryo’s become logical to anyone? I read this topic in Science books and say “this is totally absurd and is written only to correct evolution” There are many examples of this. I advise you to enlarge your point of view and to be logical.

  4. ihsan karacabey drooled:
    “Harun Yahya has really defeated evolutionists. That’s why they are in such laughable situation. ”

    Adnan Oktar has no real knowledge of what evolution is. He doesn’t even write the books attributed to him, but gets his fellow cultists to plagiarize science books and wacky creationist tomes. The “evolution” that Oktar has supposedly defeated is the straw man fantasy of someone completely ignorant of real evolution.
    Any Adnan Oktar fans out there try reading The Greatest Show on Earth by Dawkins or Why Evolution is True by Jerry Coyne, if you really want to know why scientists reject Oktar’s brand of religious dogma.

    “Evolutionist thinkers read science books as if they are absolute true and don’t think in any other way. I read science books and evaluate what is written in it.”

    Rational people read about evolution knowing that science is not absolute and that all discoveries can be overturned by later discoveries. Meanwhile religious twerps just accept dogma as absolute, and ignore reality and huge amounts of evidence against their beliefs.

  5. adnan oktar is a failed interior designer. The only people who are impressed by him are those that know even less about science than him (which is quite an achievement!)

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