Professors at University College London have expressed concern over the increasing number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theory, which form an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion.
Similar to the beliefs expressed by fundamentalist Christians, Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.
Muslims4UK partly blame the growing popularity of creationist beliefs within Islam on Turkish author Harun Yahya who, influenced by the success of Christian creationists in America, has written several books denouncing Darwinist theory.
Yahya associates Dawinism with Nazism and his books are and videos are available at many Islamic bookshops in the UK and regularly feature on Islamic television channels.
Thanks to Bob Bopp, who explains ” This is from NASA’s photo of the day site. It shows the Skogarfoss waterfall in Iceland. The colorful arc of light on the left is due to drops that have drifted off from the waterfall and are now illuminated by the nearly full Moon. High above are the faint green streaks of aurora. In the background is a beautiful starscape that includes the Big Dipper.”
The identity wars started in early modern Europe around the time of the Protestant Reformation. After a century of genocidal violence that left most of Germany ruined and depopulated, those wars subsided until the French Revolution set off an even greater and more devastating wave. Closely connected to the industrial revolution and the rise of democracy, nationalism emerged as a dominant political force in 19th century Europe, spreading from northwestern Europe toward the south and east. Over the next 100 years, more than a hundred million people died in wars as multinational empires in Europe and the Middle East ripped themselves apart in paroxysms of war, genocide and ethnic cleansing.
One of the biggest questions in world politics today is whether identity wars (conflicts between groups with different cultural, religious and/or ethnic backgrounds who inhabit the same stretch of land) were a special feature of modern European and Middle Eastern history or whether these conflicts will appear in more of Africa and Asia in the 21st century as development spreads.
Nigeria and Kyrgyzstan are just two of several examples of recent and ongoing ethnic conflict; others include the Sri Lankan civil war that ended brutally in 2009 — as many as 100,000 people may have died. Pakistan, China, India, and various African and Pacific island nations are all struggling with ethnic violence, demands for independence, and conflicts between different groups
Have you ever seen tree climbing goats? Apparently goats on the trees is a common thing in Morocco. Moroccan goats unbelievably easy get on the highest tops of argan trees to reach so loved fruit similar to olives.
Moroccan farmers constantly witness the flock of goats climbing from one tree to another. It’s not that the flock of goats to them is an unfamiliar sight, but because goats eat argan fruit in the inside of which there is a nut that goats cannot digest, therefore they spit it out or get rid of it in the form of excrement. The farmers gather them carefully.