On Harun Yahya and his Book -

The Qur'an Leads the Way to Science

T H Huxley


I've been reading Adnan Oktar's (Harun Yahya's real name) stuff for years. Among the most ironic of his generally incompetent works is the book, The Qur'an Leads the Way to Science. One would imagine from the title that the book would be about how the Qur�an actually lead somebody to science, or to a scientific discovery, or to something having to do with science.

Instead, it consists mostly of lists of �scientists of faith.� But there is an interesting problem with his lists.

They contain almost no Muslims.

They are composed almost entirely of Christians and Jews, people who doubtlessly did not find the Qur�an useful, since they all reject it as false.

Below for example is the entire list of �Scientists of faith from the past� from the second part of this book. (List #1). There are 100 scientists on the list.

And not a single one of them is a Muslim.

In the third part of his book, Oktar makes a tiny bit of progress. This is the list of �Modern scientists of faith� and it is more than half again longer than his previous list; fully 155 named scientists. (List #2).

And whereas the last list had NO Muslims at all in it, this one does a little better.

There is one.

Yes that�s right. Out of 255 �scientists of faith� that Oktar was able to come up with, ONLY A SINGLE ONE OF THEM WAS MUSLIM.

And the progress made here is balanced by the fact that in this second list, at least 18 of them are members of the most fundamentalist Christian movements in America, and openly consider Muhammad and the Qur�an to be tools of shaytan.

So it is difficult to figure out how the Qur�an could possibly have led them to science.

Roger Bacon (1220-1292)
Francis Bacon (1561-1626)
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642)
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630)
Johannes Baptista von Helmont (1579-1644)
Blaise Pascal (1623-1662)
John Ray (1627-1705)
Robert Boyle (1627-1691)
Antonie von Leeuwenhoek (1632-1723)
Isaac Newton (1642-1727)
John Flamsteed (1646-1719)
John Woodward (1665-1728)
Carolus Linnaeus (1707-1778)
Jean Deluc (1727-1817)
Sir William Herschel (1738-1822)
William Paley (1743-1805)
George Cuvier (1769-1832)
Humphrey Davy (1778-1829)
Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873)
Michael Faraday (1791-1867)
Samuel Morse (1791-1872)
Joseph Henry (1797-1878)
Louis Agassiz (1807-1873)
James Prescott Joule (1818-1889)
George Gabriel Stokes (1819-1903)
Rudolph Virchow (1821-1902)
Gregory Mendel (1822-1884)
Louis Pasteur (1822-1895)
William Thompson (Lord Kelvin) (1824-1907)
J. J. Thomson (1856-1940)
Sir William Huggins (1824-1910)
Joseph Clerk Maxwell (1831-1879)
John Strutt (1842-1919)
George Washington Carver (1865-1943)
Sir James Jeans (1877-1946)
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
Georges Lemaitre (1894-1966)
Sir Alister Hardy (1896-1985)
Wernher von Braun (1912-1977)
Max Planck (1858-1947)
Charles Coulson (1910-1974)
Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519)
Georgias Agricola (1494-1555)
John Wilkins (1614-1672)
Walter Charleton (1619-1707)
Isaac Barrow (1630-1677)
Nicolas Steno (1631-1686)
Thomas Burnet (1635-1715)
Increase Mather (1639-1723)
Nehemiah Grew (1641-1712)
William Whiston (1667-1752)
John Hutchinson (1674-1737)
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758)
Richard Kirwan (1733-1812)
Timothy Dwight (1752-1817)
James Parkinson (1755-1824)
William Kirby (1759-1850)
Benjamin Barton (1766-1815)
John Dalton (1766-1844)
Charles Bell (1774-1842)
John Kidd (1775-1851)
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss (1777-1855)
Benjamin Silliman (1779-1864)
Peter Mark Roget (1779-1869)
William Buckland (1784-1856)
William Prout (1785-1850)
Edward Hitchcock (1793-1864)
William Whewell (1794-1866)
Richard Owen (1804-1892)
Matthew Maury (1806-1873)
Henry Rogers (1808-1866)
James Glaisher (1809-1903)
Philip H. Gosse (1810-1888)
Sir Henry Rawlinson (1810-1895)
John Ambrose Fleming (1849-1945)
Sir Joseph Henry Gilbert (1817-1901)
Thomas Anderson (1819-1874)
Charles P. Smyth (1819-1900)
John W. Dawson (1820-1899)
Henri Fabre (1823-1915)
Bernhard Riemann (1826-1866)
Joseph Lister (1827-1912)
John Bell Pettigrew (1834-1908)
Balfour Stewart (1828-1887)
P.G. Tait (1831-1901)
Edward William Morley (1838-1923)
Sir William Abney (1843-1920)
Alexander MacAlister (1844-1919)
A.H. Sayce (1845-1933)
James Dana (1813-1895)
George Romanes (1848-1894)
William Mitchell Ramsay (1851-1939)
William Ramsay (1852-1916)
Howard A. Kelly (1858-1943)
Douglas Dewar (1875-1957)
Paul Lemoine (1878-1940)
Charles Stine (1882-1954)
A. Rendle-Short (1885-1955)
L. Merson Davies (1890-1960)
Sir Cecil P.G. Wakeley (1892-1979)

LIST #2:
Dr. Henry Fritz Schaefer
Isaac Bashevis Singer
Malcolm Duncan Winter, Jr.
William Phillips
Prof. Dale Swartzendruber
William Dembski
Prof. Stephen Meyer
Prof. Walter L. Bradley
Earl Chester Rex
Dr. Allan Sandage
Prof. Cecil Boyce Hamann
Paul Ernest Adolph
Lester John Zimmerman
Enrico Medi
Wayne U. Ault
Prof. Michael P. Girouard
Prof. Edward Boudreaux
Prof. Kenneth Cumming
Prof. Carl Fliermans
Prof. David Menton
Prof. John Morris
Arthur Peacocke
Albert McCombs Winchester
Mehdi Golshani <<<<<<<-----------THE LONE MUSLIM
Prof. Edwin Fast
Charles H. Townes
John Polkinghorne
Hugh Ross
Prof. Dr. Duane Gish
Dr. Pierre Gunnar Jerlstrom
Dr. Stephen Grocott
Dmitry Kouznetsov
Dr. Emil Silvestru
Dr. Andre Eggen
Dr. Ian Macreadie
Prof. Andrew Conway Ivy
Dr. Raymond Jones
Jules H. Poirier
Michael J. Behe
Philip Johnson
Charles Birch
S. Jocelyn Bell Burnell
Prof. Owen Gingerich
Prof. Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker
Prof. David Berlinski
Prof. William Lane Craig
Dr. Kurt Wise
Siegfrid Hartwig Scherer
J.P. Moreland
Paul A. Nelson
Prof. Jonathan Wells
Dr. Don Batten
Dr. John Baumgardner
Prof. Dr. Donald Chittick
Dr. Werner Gitt
Dr. Gary E. Parker
Dr. Margaret Helder
Prof. Dr. Jonathan D. Sarfati
Prof. Robert Matthews
Dr. Claude Tresmontant
Dr. Don Page
Dr. Andrew Snelling
Dr. Carl Wieland
John K.G. Kramer
Dr. Jerry Bergman
Dr. Kimberly Berrine
Jay L. Wile
Prof. Vladimir Betina
Dr. Andrew Bosanquet
Dr. David R. Boylan
Dr. Clifford Burdick
Robert Kaita
Alexander V. Lalomov
Prof. Dr. Steve Austin
Prof. Robert Newman
Prof. Siegfried Scherer
Dr. Russell Humphreys
Dr. Geoff Downes
Dr. Larry Butler
Prof. Linn E. Carothers,
Prof. Sung-Do Cha
David Dewitt
Prof. Dr. Eugene F. Chaffin
Dr. Choong-Kuk Chang
Prof. Chung-Il Cho
Dr. Harold Coffin
Dr. Jack W. Cuozzo
Dr. Malcolm Cutchins
Dr. Lionel Dahmer
Dr. Raymond V. Damadian
Dr. Chris Darnbrough
Dr. S. E. Aw
Dr. Thomas Barnes
Dr. Paul Ackerman
Dr. Douglas Dean
Dr. Don DeYoung
Prof. Danny Faulkner
Prof. Dennis L. Englin
Prof. Robert H. Franks
Dr. Donald Hamann
Dr. Barry Harker
Dr. Charles W. Harrison
Dr. Harold R. Henry
Dr. Joseph Henson
Robert A. Herrmann
Dr. Russell Humphreys
Dr. Jonathan W. Jones
Dr. Valery Karpounin
Dr. Dean Kenyon
Dr. John W. Klotz
Dr. Vladimir F. Kondalenko
Dr. Leonid Korochkin
Prof. Jin-Hyouk Kwon
Prof. Myung-Sang Kwon
Prof. John Lennox
Dr. John Leslie
Prof. Lane P. Lester
Prof. George D. Lindsey
Dr. Alan Love
Prof. Marvin L. Lubenow
Dr. Andrew McIntosh
Dr. John Mann
Dr. Frank Marsh
Dr. Ralph Matthews
Dr. John Meyer
Dr. Henry M. Morris
Dr. Len Morris
Dr. Graeme Mortimer
Prof. Hee-Choon No
Dr. David Oderberg
Prof. John Oller
Prof. Chris D. Osborne
Dr. John Osgood
Dr. Charles Pallaghy
Prof. J. Rendle-Short
Dr. Jung-Goo Roe
Dr. David Rosevear
Dr. Young-Gi Shim
Dr. Mikhail Shulgin
Dr. Roger Simpson
Dr. Harold Slusher
Prof. Man-Suk Song
Prof. James Stark
Prof. Brian Stone
Dr. Lyudmila Tonkonog
Dr. Larry Vardiman
Dr. Joachim Vetter
Dr. Noel Weeks
Dr. A. J. Monty White
Prof. A. E. Wilder-Smith
Dr. Clifford Wilson
Prof. Verna Wright
Prof. Seoung-Hoon Yang
Dr. Ick-Dong Yoo
Dr. Sung-Hee Yoon