Evolutionism, as a worldview, is distinguished from related terms such as . And yet, evolutionism represents something that is not itself scientific.This has not stopped it from being assumed de facto when people speak on scientific matters.The traditional story of the Koran tells how one night in 610 Muhammad, a deeply spiritual and religious man, was meditating in a cave on Mount Hira when he was visited by the angel Jibreel who ordered him to recite.When he began to recite the Koran, Muhammad and his small group of followers suffered persecution from unbelievers.As such, evolutionism has been used as an explanation of ethics and ultimate origins and even as a basis for morality.
Shortly before Muhammad died, at the age of 63, the majority of the Arabian Peninsula had become Muslim.Written in ink in an early form of Arabic script on parchment made from animal skin, the pages contain parts of the Suras, or chapters, 18 to 20, which may have been written by someone who actually knew the Prophet Muhammad - founder of the Islamic faith.Historian Tom Holland, told the Times: 'It destabilises, to put it mildly, the idea that we can know anything with certainty about how the Koran emerged - and that in turn has implications for the history of Muhammad and the Companions.'Keith Small, from the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, added: 'This gives more ground to what have been peripheral views of the Koran's genesis, like that Muhammad and his early followers used a text that was already in existence and shaped it to fit their own political and theological agenda, rather than Muhammad receiving a revelation from heaven.This same opinion would describe topics such as the Bible, religion, or faith as inherently irrational, biased, and subjective.
In reality, it is entirely possible for a person to take a quasi-religious approach to any topic, and evolutionism represents this exact situation.Richard Ristow has written for journals, newspapers and websites since 2002.