Wednesday, December 17, 2008

My Favorite Creationist

An article (pdf) by Salman Hameed in December's Science Magazine warns about the rise of Islamic creationism, which draws its inspiration from the American creationist movement. For those of us living in Turkey, the growing influence of Islamic creationism comes as no surprise. The country is home to Adnan Oktar (pictured above), whose deceptively named Foundation for Scientific Research is probably the main force behind the rise of creationism in the Muslim world, publishing popular books on the subject in dozens of languages  and sponsoring "scientific" traveling exhibits that purport to disprove evolution. 

You can read more about Oktar and his organization in an article I wrote for the Christian Science Monitor last year.

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