THE TURNING TO GOD IN THE WESTERN SCIENTIFIC WORLD
The 20th century witnessed enormous scientific progress, and a
lot of matters that were secrets for hundreds of years from the
scientific point of view have finally been revealed. As science
progresses it clearly reveals one fact: The Truth of Creation. All
scientific discoveries show the design, order and planning in every
living and non-living thing in the universe. Many Western scientists
who have witnessed these discoveries for themselves have seen that
the entire universe is the product of a superior intelligence, and
have accepted the Truth of Creation by understanding that Allah
created everything. Today, several important academies and organizations
have been set up in Western countries, and particularly the United
States, by scientists who believe in God. At the same time, these
scientific bodies are continuing their work to demonstrate that
the scientific evidence shows that there is a flawless design in
the universe. Many well-known scientists have abandoned Darwinism,
to which they had been attached as if to a religion, and have instead
turned to God. In university lectures, the books they write, the
studies they prepare and on discussion panels, they continue to
present the fact of creation. These are just some of the thousands
of believing scientists who are alive in our own time and known
for their scientific research:
Professor Keith Moore of Toronto University, Canada, who is among
the best-known scientists in the world in the field of anatomy and
|Professor William W. Hay
Professor William W. Hay, one of America's famous oceanologists.
Professor Robert Matthews, one of Oxford University's physicists.
Professor of Chemistry Jonathan D. Sarfati of Wellington Victoria University.
Professor Alfred Kroner, one of the world's best-known geologists.
T. V. N. Persaud, president of the Faculty of Anatomy at Manitoba
University, Canada, professor of anatomy, and professor of child
health and paediatrics.
|Professor Werner Gitt has written several
books criticizing the theory of evolution. The above, “Am
Anfang war die Information” (In the Beginning Was Information)
is just one of them.
Professor Werner Gitt, director of the German Federal Physics Institute.
Professor Donald Chittick of Oregon State University.
Professor Jonathan Wells of Berkeley University, an expert in cells and molecules.
Professor of Gynaecology Joe Leigh Simpson of Chicago Northwest Univesity, America.
Former president of Thailand's Shiang Mai University's Faculty of Anatomy and Embryology and current dean of the Faculty of medicine, Professor Tagata Tagasone.
Princeton University's Professor of Mathematics David Berlinsky.
Professor of Physics Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker of Germany's Max-Planck-Gesellschaft University.
The late Dr. Allan Sandage, the best-known astronomer of the recent past.
|Professor of Biology Michael J.
Harvard University's Professor of Astronomy and History of Science
Professor of law Philip Johnson of Chicago University.
Professor of Biology Michael J. Behe of Pennsylvania Lehigh University.
Professor Andro Cinovayivi, one of the best-known physiologists
in the world.
The famous American astrophysicist Professor Hugh Ross of Toronto University.
Assistant Professor of Embryology Gerald C. Goeringer of America's
Washington Georgetown University's Medical Faculty.
ECHOES OF THE TURNING TO GOD IN THE WORLD OF SCIENCE
FORMED THE COVER STORY OF THE WORLD-FAMOUS MAGAZINE NEWSWEEK IN
Along with all these developments, the turning to God among scientists
was also taken up by the world media. Newsweek, one of the best-known
current affairs magazines in the world, placed the words "Science
Finds God" on the cover of its July 1998 edition.
|In its April 22, 2000 edition the world-famous
magazine Newsweek devoted a whole page to a map showing how
people were turning to the truth of creation, and gave considerable
space to Turkey.
The late Dr. Allan Sandage, the best-known astronomer in the world of the recent past, was a scientist who accepted religion in later life. In that same “Science Finds God” edition of Newsweek, Sandage described in an interview how he came to accept religion:
"It was my science that drove me to the conclusion that the world is much more complicated than can be explained by science. It is only through the supernatural that I can understand the mystery of existence."
Below, you can read some striking sections from the article:
These words by Steven Weinberg, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist
from the University of Texas, are quite well-known, "the more the
universe has become comprehensible through cosmology, he wrote,
the more it seems pointless…"
… Physicists have realized certain indications that space and life
have a conscious purpose. Such as unchanging numbers, the power
of the force of gravity, proton mass and the electrical force of
the electron. If these were slightly different, atoms would come
to a halt, the stars would not emit light and there would be no
sign of life. "When you realize that the laws of nature must be
incredibly finely tuned to produce the universe we see, that conspires
to plant the idea that the universe did not just happen, but that
there must be a purpose behind it." These words belong to Kohn Polkinghorne,
who had a distinguished career at Cambridge University before becoming
an Anglican priest in 1982. Charles Townes, who shared the 1964
Nobel prize for discovering the principles of lasers, says:
"Many have a feeling that somehow intelligence must have been involved
in the laws of the universe."
…Russell says; "Quantum mechanics allows us to think of special
divine action." While many scientists expects miracles, the laws
of physics reveal the intervention of the Creator…
The physicist Mehdi Golshani of Tehran's Sharif University reads
the Qur'an, believes "God's signs in the universe" and studies them
almost as a religious obligation. The Qur'an wants people to "travel
in the earth, then see how He initiated the creation." According
to Golshani, research "is a worship act, in that it reveals more
of the wonders of God's creation." The same strain runs through
Judaism. Carl Feit puts it this way: "who said that the only pathway
to achieve a love of God is by understanding the works of his hand,
which is the natural universe. Knowing how the universe functions
is crucial to a religious person because this is the world He created."
Feit is certainly not alone in that way of thinking. According to
one recent study, 40 percent of American scientists believe in God.
These people believe in Him as a creator to pray to, not just as
a spiritual force in the world. (1)
APRIL 22, 2000 EDITION OF NEW SCIENTIST DREW ATTENTION TO THE RISING
NUMBERS OF SCIENTISTS IN THE WORLD WHO BELIEVE IN CREATION
New Scientist, one of the best-known scientific magazines in the world, devoted a total of 17 pages in its April 22, 2000 edition to the rapidly spreading creationist tendency. In America in particular, together with a turning to religion there has also been a great tendency to replace the teaching of the theory of evolution with creation. And in 1999 the Kansas Education Board decided that creation should also be taught in schools. This was the result of a years-long legal wrangle, and the most important influence on the decision being taken was the recent striking increase in the number of scientists who believe in creation.
As well as America, the same magazine also published a full page world map of the return to religion. Attention was drawn to the influence of creationist tendencies in many countries, including Great Britain, Holland, Russia, Korea, New Zealand, Australia, Canada and Turkey. Special attention was paid to the works of Harun Yahya in Turkey in particular, and Harun Yahya was described as "An international hero. His books have spread everywhere in the Islamic world."
The contents of this website point to a reality that has been seen in the most striking manner in the whole world over recent years. Western societies are at last abandoning the 19th century dogma of materialism and are turning to God, no matter what religion they may belong to. As a product of this materialist mentality, God has allowed them to experience violence, degeneration, drug dependency, in short all sorts of cruelty, and in the most savage way. Following that, these people have realized that the only way to escape that problem-filled life is to turn to God. And that turning has enabled many people, both young and old, to turn to religion and spiritual values.
As the website had described throughout its length, these people who are turning to God are prominent members of society. It is most important that leaders, scientists, film stars and singers, who act as role models for people of all ages, and particularly the young, emphasize their belief in God and the importance of spiritual values. Because these people act as examples to millions of others. People follow everything they do and say. For example, if a world leader possesses materialist beliefs, many people who respect and believe in him will support his views and come to have a materialist outlook, even if they do not know what materialist actually means. But if that same leader is someone of faith, who believes in God-important world leaders have begun to express their belief in recent years-then millions of people who like and respect him will be lead to belief in God. For that reason, the turning to God in Western countries of prominent individuals is of the greatest importance.
The turning to God in the West is the messenger of another miracle that will come about in the near future: the spread of Islam all over the world. Because the increase in the numbers of people who are turning to God is actually a preparation for a turning to Islam. God is preparing an environment for the spread of Qur'anic morality. In fact, the results of this are emerging surprisingly quickly. Research all over the world in recent years, and particularly in America, have revealed that the most rapidly growing religion in many Western countries is Islam. Famous newspapers have been reporting for the last few years on the rapid growth in the numbers of people turning to Islam.
All of this shows how easily it will be for Qur'anic morality to
spread all over the world. Grassroots preparation has already begun.
Islam will shortly be the most influential religion in the world.
People who are one by one turning to God will turn to Islam, "the
flourishing religion." In fact, it is stated in the Qur'an that
all people were created with a nature suited to living by Islam
So set your face firmly towards the religion, as a pure natural
believer, God's natural pattern on which He made mankind. There
is no changing God's creation. That is the true religion-but most
people do not know it. (Qur'an, 30: 30)
These developments are an encouragement to the whole world, and good news for Muslims. They are also each one a sign that Allah will soon keep his promise to make the religion that He has chosen for His servants influential all over the world is approaching. Allah revealed this promise in the holy verse of Surat an-Nur:
God has promised those of you who believe and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their religion with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. "They worship Me, not associating anything with Me." Any who disbelieve after that, such people are deviators. (Qur'an, 24: 55)
By the will of God, the turning to Him will increase in the 21st century, which will be a period when all the world embraces Qur'anic morality.
1. Sharon Begley, “Science
Finds God,” Newsweek, 1998, p. 44