Do Muslims believe in the theory of evolution? by Julius Galih
Answer by Julius Galih:
Well, you don’t need to ” Believe” in evolution by the way, disagree with the theory, somebody with Islamic faith may falsify the theory and suggesting brand new theory, to explain the continuous adaptive mechanism, of organic living creature.
Let me share an old book, by muslim scholar, Ibn Khaldun, from the 14th century, The Muqaddimah. He mentioned that human highly likely developed from the world of monkey ( the general physical likeness of primates fellow), in chapter 1 of those magnificent book.
I’m still wondering how many highly educated 21st century modern muslim have read such old magnum opus. Beside Ibn Khaldun, modern muslim may read Al Jahiz vintage book, The Book of Animal, of the 6th century. He mentioned the basic principle of biological evolution ( Google it, find the book, and observe it).
Such “Believe” semantic for the question of scientific theory seems start from the misleading of theory itself. Theory isn’t a dogma, you may falsify it, and trying to suggest brand new theory to explain the phenomenon, and let the public utilize the theory, to predict something, or produce something, such vaccine, to battle the continuous improvement of virus, by the way.
Theory has utility, it’s not just empty deduction though.