Darwinist-Materialist Misconceptions About
The Human Genome Project
the announcement of the latest point arrived at inthe Human Genome
Project, some publishing organs started to deliver misleading messages
and misinform the public so that the impasse the theory of evolution
has reached is not further revealed.
Earlier, we mentioned the misleading messages
evolutionists gave about "genetic similarities" and made
clear that these are the subjective interpretations which do not
provide any evidence for the theory of evolution.
The subject which is mostly promoted and highlighted with different
slogans and headlines by the Darwinist-materialist press is the
claim that the discovery of the gene map suggests that the fate
decreed by God can be challenged. This is a great misconception
and deception put forward by certain circles. The headlines recently
appearing in the printed press and in the course of discussions
in television programs give the impression of a stealthy indoctrination.
It is a great mistake to present the information on the human genome
project accompanied by messages like "Man will no longer be
defeated by his destiny." For in truth, the mapping of the
human genes has no relevance whatsoever to the flow of man's fate.
The Flow of Fate Cannot be Changed
Destiny is God's perfect knowledge of all events
past or future as a single moment. A majority of people question
how God can already know events that have not yet been experienced
and this leads them to fail to understand the fact of destiny. However,
"events not yet experienced" are only so for us. God is
not bound by time or space, for He Himself created them. For this
reason, past, future, and present are all the same to God; for Him
everything has already taken place and finished.
This is true for everyone and every event. For
instance, God has created everyone with a certain lifetime and everyone's
moment of death is determined as to its location, time and form
in the sight of God. If, in the years to come, someone's lifetime
is extended with timely interventions in the genes, this would not
mean that this event defeated that person's destiny. It simply means
the following: God gave this man a long life and He made the completion
of gene mapping a means for his life being long. The discovery of
the gene map, that person's living in that period and that person's
life being extended by scientific means are all his destiny. All
is determined in the sight of God before this person is born into
Similarly, someone whose fatal sickness is cured
through the discoveries made within the scope of this project has
again not changed his destiny. That is because it is this person's
destiny to recover from this illness by means of this project. Consequently,
completion of the human genome project and the fact that man will
be able to intervene in the genetic makeup, do not mean confronting
the destiny created by God. On the contrary, in this way, mankind
follows the developments created for it by God, and explores and
benefits from the information created by God. If man lives 120 years
thanks to these scientific developments, this is surely a lifetime
decreed for him by God, that is why he lives so long.
In brief, expressions like "I cheated my
fate", "I changed my destiny" or "I intervened
in my destiny" are the consequence of ignorance caused by not
knowing the facts about fate. On the other hand, a person's using
these expressions is also predestined; how, when and under which
conditions he will make these statements are all determined in the
sight of God.
Cloning a Human Being or any other Living being is not Creating
In some publications, it has been alleged that
by the advancement of the science of genetics, human beings would
be cloned and therefore, human beings would create humanbeings.
This, too, is a very distorted and farfetched logic. Creating means
to bring something into being from nothingness, and this act is
peculiar to God alone. The formation of the identical copy of a
living being through the copying of genetic information does not
mean that this living being is created. When man or any other living
being is cloned, the cells of a living being are taken and copied.
However, never has a single living cell been created from nothingness
by man. The research conducted on this subject has been stopped
it was all inconclusive.
Consequently, the discovery of the human genetic
makeup by no means implies man's challenge to his destiny, and it
never can. Every incident, every act of speech and development are
all predetermined in the sight of God according to a certain destiny.
So are scientific developments and the innovations they will introduce.
God is All-Knowing, and All-Encompassing. The fact that everything,
big or small, takes places within the knowledge of God is related
in the Qur'an as follows:
You do not engage in any matter or recite
any of the Qur'an or do any action without Our witnessing you while
you are occupied with it. Not even the smallest speck eludes your
Lord, either on earth or in heaven. Nor is there anything smaller
thanthat, or larger, which is not in a Clear Book. (Surah Yunus: