The theory of evolution is a speculative claim, unsupported
by any scientific criteria and based on no valid evidence. Beyond
this, its claim that every living creature should have emerged as
a result of countless, completely improbable coincidences, is based
on a foundation totally lacking in any intelligence or science.
So why do they) worship, instead
of God, things that have no control over their provision from
the heavens or earth in any way, and are themselves completely
impotent? Do not try to make metaphors for God. God knows
and you do not know.
(Surat an-Nahl: 73-74)
Despite this, evolution is the only hope that
certain ideological circles have embraced to keep society at large
from the truth. For this reason, and despite all arguments to the
contrary, they are still trying to keep it on the agenda. Yet the
theory of evolution is helpless in the face of the spider, which
we have examined throughout this book, as it is in the face of every
living thing created in nature; it is quite unable to explain how
the features which spiders possess should have come about.
If we consider the features possessed by spiders
from the point of view of evolution, we can better understand what
an unsound claim the theory of evolution is. Let us consider a species
of insect which we shall imagine as the ancestor of all spiders.
Let us imagine that this creature is deaf and almost blind, like
many spiders today. In such a state it should be unable to hunt
anything and immediately die of hunger. But, somehow or other, this
insect managed to stay alive, by coincidence or some other inexplicable
One day this blind and deaf insect has the bright
idea of building a web for hunting. That would mean having somewhere
to live as well as an ideal trap for hunting. But this insect does
not possess the architectural capacity and calculating ability necessary
to make a web. One by one it needs to calculate the speed of the
wind and the prey it will trap, the loads the web will have to bear,
the spread of these loads, the load-bearing capacity of the plants
and leaves, etc., on which it will build its web, and many other
details. At this point the question, "How can a spider make
calculations?" may arise. But it must not be forgotten that
this is the basic logic of evolution: evolution, in its attempt
to deny creation, has no alternative but that the insect performed
these calculations itself.
Nevertheless, even if we accept that the insect
has the intelligence to plan the construction of a web, it still
cannot escape death; because it lacks the tools to make the web.
Tools with the properties essential to the job do not exist in nature.
This being the case, it decides to produce the thread to make its
web. But once again it faces a huge problem; how is it to produce
Having said which, that force known as coincidence
again enters the equation, a number of changes take place inside
the insect's body, and suddenly six different glands emerge perfectly
formed in its lower body ready to give off the chemical liquids.Then
these glands begin to function under equal pressure and time systems.
Again by coincidence, the chemical liquids produced by these glands
mix with each other in particular proportions and the raw material
of spider thread emerges. By another coincidence, and at the same
time, the spinnerets on its back legs spin the fibres and a perfect
thread for the insect is produced. So helpful is coincidence that
the emerging thread is five times stronger than steel and thirty
percent more elastic than rubber. This thread, with its various
molecular characteristics, which cannot be completely imitated by
man, has been planned by a tiny little insect.
Next, the insect weaves a web, sometimes using
sticky and elastic threads, at other times rigid and strong ones.
What a lucky coincidence that the insect's legs are seven-jointed
to enable it to walk on the web! And another product of so-called
coincidence was already on its feet, the special coating to stop
it sticking to its own web. And the coincidences do not end here.
The body of this deaf and almost blind insect was already covered
in special hairs capable of sensing the slightest vibration on the
web, from the very first day it wove the web. And so today's spider
emerges as a result of coincidentally acquired capabilities which
we have been unable to detail here.
It is quite evident from an examination of this
scenario what an unintelligent hypothesis the theory of evolution
is. One important point must be made here. Firstly, the features
the spider possesses can in no way have come about over time. The
abilities under discussion must all have been in place in the spider
at the same time. There can be no such thing as a spider which knows
how to make a web but cannot produce silk, or which can produce
silk but does not know how to build a web. As for spiders which
do not build webs, such as the jumping spider, these were created
together with greater properties which have given the lie to evolution
thousands of times.
If the spider can spin the most beautiful webs,
but there is not the sticky material which it spreads over its web,
then it will still serve no purpose. If the sticky material is there,
but this time the molecular features which give the sticky threads
their elasticity are lacking, which would be perfectly natural,
then the web will still serve no purpose and the spider will die.
A spider which possesses all the mechanisms necessary
for making silk, but does not receive the material known as scleroprotein
from the food it digests, can still not spin silk. Despite all this,
if it coincidentally comes by a web, then it needs the chemical
coating on its feet to enable it to walk on the web without getting
stuck to it. At the same time a sensory system is necessary to perceive
the vibrations on the web. If even one of all of these features
is lacking, then the spider will shortly die.
The spider has respiratory, digestive, and circulatory
systems. Like the others, these systems must have emerged at the
same time. We cannot imagine a spider without a stomach or a heart.
It follows that for all the other organs like the web-making organs
to exist, the genetic codes for these organs must exist in every
one of the millions of cells which go to make up the spider. A new
organ means extra information in the millions of stages in DNA,
the genetic code. A change in one of these stages means that the
new organ will serve absolutely no purpose. (For more detailed information,
see Harun Yahya, The Miracle In The Cell, Istanbul, Vural Publishing).
Another point requiring attention is that a spider
just emerged from the egg has the knowledge necessary to spin a
web without receiving any training. By virtue of this knowledge
generations of spiders are born capable of spinning webs. The baby
spider receives absolutely no training, and attends no courses.
A construction engineer has to study at university
for at least four years to acquire the knowledge necessary to put
up a building. He uses hundreds of already printed academic works
as a source. He performs his calculations on a computer. He has
teachers to guide him and teach him to perform the calculations.
The building of a web, several hundred times bigger than the spider,
requires at least the same amount of calculation as constructing
a building. It is not even sufficient to be a university graduate
to plan and calculate the tension in the threads which make up the
web, the strength of the foundation the web sits on, the correctness
of the geometric form, the resistance and elasticity to be given
to allow for the wind and the movement of the prey, the threads'
physical and chemical properties, and many other details which we
have not been able to list. In any case, there is no university
for baby spiders. Shortly after coming into the world they begin
to produce thread, build webs, and hunt.
Evolutionist scientists, unable to explain the
reason for this, desperately resort to another utterly comic claim.
According to this logic, which denies basic creation, an unknown
force, known as instinct, tells the newly-born spider what it has
So, what is instinct? Is it an inspiration, whose
origins are unclear, which makes the spider a professor of physics
and chemistry, a construction engineer, and an architect? What is
the source of this inspiration, said to be in the spider and to
emerge by itself. Let us try to find this by examining the make-up
of the spider.
Like all living creatures the spider is made
up of proteins.These proteins are made up of amino-acids. Amino-acids,
in their turn, are made by large molecules coming together. And
molecules come about when atoms join together. Let us seek the answer
to the above question here. Where exactly in the spider is this
thing called instinct, which tells the spider how to make threads
which man cannot imitate and produces incomparable works of architecture
and engineering? In the proteins which make up its body? Or in the
amino-acids which make up the proteins? Or in the molecules which
make up the amino-acids? Or else in the atoms which make up the
molecules? Which one of these is the source of the inspiration which
evolutionists try to pass off as instinct?
Of course it is none of these. Like all living
creatures, the spider submits to the Lord of all the worlds, and
behaves as inspired by Him.
The seven heavens and the earth and everyone
in them glorify Him. There is nothing which does not glorify Him
with praise, but you do not understand their glorification. He is
All-Forbearing, Ever-Forgiving. (Surat al-Isra': 44)