that is frequently repeated by evolutionists is the lie that
the theory of evolution is the basis of biology… Those who
put forward this claim suggest that biology could not develop,
or even exist, without the theory of evolution. This claim
actually stems from a demagogy born out of despair. The philosopher
Professor Arda Denkel, one of the foremost names in Turkish
science, makes the following comment on this subject:
During Stalin's rule in the
Soviet Union, all scientific research had to conform
to Marx and Engels' "dialectical materialism." Those
who portray Darwinism as being the basis of biology
have the same dogmatic mentality.
For instance, it is quite
wrong to suggest that "Rejecting the theory of evolution
means rejecting the biological and geological sciences and
the discoveries of physics and chemistry." Because in order
to make such an inference (here a modus tollens) there need
to be some propositions regarding chemical, physical, geological
and biological discoveries that imply the theory of evolution.
However, the discoveries, or statements of them, do not
imply the theory. Therefore, they do not prove it."23
It is enough to look at the history of science
to realise what an invalid and irrational thing it is to claim
that "evolution is the basis of biology." If the claim were
true, it would mean that no biological sciences had developed
in the world before the emergence of the theory of evolution,
and that they were all born after it. However, many branches
of biology, such as anatomy, physiology, and paleontology,
were born and developed before the theory of evolution. On
the other hand, evolution is a hypothesis that emerged after
these sciences, which Darwinists are trying to impose on these
sciences by force.
A similar method to that employed by evolutionists
was used in the USSR in Stalin's time. In those days communism,
the official ideology of the Soviet Union, considered the
philosophy of "dialectical materialism" to be the basis of
all the sciences. Stalin had ordered that all scientific research
should conform to dialectical materialism. In this way, all
books on biology, chemistry, physics, history, politics, and
even art had introductory sections to the effect that those
sciences were based on dialectical materialism and the views
of Marx, Engels, and Lenin.
However, with the collapse of the USSR this obligation
was lifted, and books returned to being ordinary technical,
scientific texts containing the same information. The abandoning
of such nonsense as dialectical materialism did not leave
science in the shade, but rather lifted pressure and obligations
In our day, there is no reason
why science should remain tied to the theory of evolution.
Science is based on observation and experimentation. Evolution,
on the other hand, is a hypothesis regarding an unobservable
past. Furthermore, the theory's claims and propositions have
always been disproved by science and the laws of logic. Science
will suffer no loss, of course, when this hypothesis is abandoned.
The American biologist G. W. Harper has this to say on the
It is frequently claimed that Darwinism
is central to modern biology. On the contrary, if all references
to Darwinism suddenly disappeared, biology would remain
substantially unchanged… 24
In fact, quite to the contrary, science will
progress in a much faster and healthier manner when it is
freed from the insistence of a theory full of dogmatism, prejudice,
nonsense, and fabrication.
Denkel, Cumhuriyet Bilim Teknik Eki (Science and
Technology Supplement of the Turkish daily Cumhuriyet), February
24. G. W. Harper, "Alternatives to Evolution,"
School Science Review, vol. 61, September 1979, p.