THIS is apropos of Dr Iftikhaar Ahmed’s letter under the heading ‘Pakistan: lesson from Darwinism’ (March 7), asking Pakistanis to learn a lesson from Darwin. The conclusion reached by Darwin on the basis of similarity of forms is not a theory but a supposition. This supposition is being termed as theory.
Darwin’s inductive logic derived from similarity of forms does not establish “man descended from apes.” The apes are a variety of species in the midst of numerous animals and all species in their individual capacity were created individually. Instantaneous creation does not recognise one species springing from another. Darwin’s experimental generalisation as opposed to the traditional, that man descended from a heavenly- created human being called Adam has for centuries been held to be valid, man being unique among all the other species.
All the prophets of God were uniquely gifted with a third dimension in which to receive communication from God. The fall of Adam from a paradisiacal state did not end the line of communication between the Creator and the created. The line of intuitive communication still exists, but not for everyone. The intuitive line of communication has to be metaphysically established between Heaven and Earth.
The prophets who came to establish this dimension between God and themselves were truthful. They received Revelations like the Torah, the Bible and the Quran -- unique in themselves. Darwin could have been misanthropic, unable to comprehend higher human values other than the animal in him.
Well-founded religions have completely shattered the purely logical generalisation of the materialist, and the third dimension opens a new dimension to those disposed to extra dimension. There, however, exists a proviso that extra-sensory knowledge in a third dimension is not accessible to a purely sensory approach. All the Revelations descended through this dimension and this dimension is a part of certain human beings not accessible to others is not initiated.
AKBAR KHAN Karachi