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Evolution of human from primates - A review on religio-scientific discourse

Zayan, Mohamed Jalal and John, Akbar and Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi and Chowdhury, Ahmed Jalal Khan (2017) Evolution of human from primates - A review on religio-scientific discourse. Malayan Nature Journal, 69. pp. 357-368. ISSN 0025-1291

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The term evolution is the self-modification by any organism to adapt to the changes to their living environment. For many decades, arguments were put forth by scientists to refute the religious beliefs on divinely creation of creatures especially humans. Though, to some extent, the process of evolution is true due to interbreeding efficiency of living organisms, the single ancestral lineage from unicellular to complex multicellular organisms is still under debate among the researchers and also between scientists and theologists. Many arguments were placed by both the groups to prove/refute the existence and continuous process of evolution. However, concrete scientific evidence to prove the evolution of human from primates (immediate ancestral lineage) is still questionable. Numerous scientific articles and books attempted to address this issue put forth by scientific and religious communities. However, they failed to address the connection and turning point in arguments between scientific and religious communities. Hence, the present paper was aimed to review the view point of both pro-evolutionists and arguments given by the religio-scientific community to answer the misconception on primate-human evolution. It also addresses the purpose of human creation in line with the arguments from philosophers and theologist.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Additional Information: 3575/63016
Uncontrolled Keywords: Human and primates; Human evolution; Religion and evolution; Single ancestry
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Science
Kulliyyah of Science > Department of Biotechnology
Depositing User: Professor Ahmed Jalal Khan Chowdhury
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2018 12:02
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2018 21:22
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63016

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