Human Origins Part 4: Some Evidence for a Unique Human Origin

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، وصلوات الله وسلامه على أشرف المرسلين In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. So far (in parts one, two and three), I have analyzed the evidence brought forward to support human-chimp common ancestry. Taking a bird’s eye view of the situation, it’s apparent that the idea of common descent […]

Human Origins Part 3: The Fossil Record, and Other Lines of Evidence

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، وصلوات الله وسلامه على أشرف المرسلين In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Check out part 1 here if you haven’t already, which was an intro to this series of posts, and part 2 which is about human-chimp similarities. In this post, I’ll discuss the fossil record, population genetics, evolutionary psychology, […]

Dr. Jonathan Brown on Historical Criticism of Islamic Primary Texts

A post based on my lecture notes from a talk given by Dr. Jonathan Brown, where he discussed the historical critical method and how it’s been applied to Islamic texts and especially hadith.

Is Darwinian Evolution True?

Recognizing the problems with Darwinian Evolution doesn’t require one to drop methodological naturalism or even metaphysical naturalism. But it requires intellectual honesty, which many people today lack, in our strange post-truth environment… these debates will continue to have a large impact on society. So it might just be worth being up-to-date with the latest trends and developments.

My Notes from Mind and Cosmos

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم، وصلوات الله وسلامه على أشرف المرسلين In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. I read the book Mind and Cosmos by Thomas Nagel some time back, and I figured it’d be a good idea to share the notes I took while reading it. Nagel is an atheist philosopher, though he’s one […]

Thoughts after reading The Brothers Karamazov

A quick summary of the events of the novel “The Brothers Karamazov” along with my thoughts and reactions after reading the book.