Sunday, 27 November 2011

Muslim Students Boycott Evolution Lectures.

Sunday November 27, 2011 10:50:38 PM, IANS
London: A growing number of Muslim students at a leading British university are avoiding lectures on evolution, saying it is contrary to the creationist ideas stated in the Quran.

Professors at the University College London, a leading multidisciplinary university, have expressed concern over the rising number of biology students boycotting lectures on Darwinist theories, which forms an important part of the syllabus, citing their religion, the Daily Mail reported.

These students include three trainee doctors in one of Britain's leading medical courses.

Muslim opponents to Darwinism maintain that Allah created the world, mankind and all known species in a single act.

According to Darwin's theory of the survival of the fittest, every organism on earth is involved in a struggle for survival and some individuals of a species are better adapted than other individuals to their environment.

The individuals that are better adapted to their environment are most likely to survive and have a chance to reproduce, thereby passing on their useful adaptations to the next generation. Those who are less well adapted do not survive long enough to breed. These ideas formed the basis of Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection.

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