Charles Darwin is porn – be careful! In November 2013 Turkey implemented an internet censorship system to keep out porn but at the same time it censored any mention of Darwin or evolution because, some argue, it is a failed theory.
The system has already attracted controversy: apparently it bans terms linked with the Kurdish separatist movement, and Reporters Without Borders has accused the Turkish government of “backdoor censorship”.
This is seriously concerning. Turkey is in many respects the most secular of Islamic countries, so it is sad and disturbing to see its government undermine science.
If the ‘Theory of Evolution’ is a failed theory then rather than censor any mention of it the evidence of it’s failure should be marshalled forth. When Muslims go to the West to study biology, medicine and genetics and they are faced with the ‘Theory of Evolution’ how will they respond if they have never heard of it?
Let us hope that other theories e.g. the Big Bang theory, Quantum theory, Atomic theory, theory of relativity and Einstein – the list is a long one, do not suffer the same fate! After all if the Divine Being is an absolute how can a theory of relativity be correct?