Date: 02-27-06 04:52
I feel that some of us are unwilling to post in world but are happy to contribute in here so here you are. The topic referred to in world forum is the 'Origin of Human Species; SL Lee 02-25-06 09:43'.
The post from world forum goes <What you are saying is scientists are mostly biased just like politicians are?> and receives my attention.
At the same time, I would also like to expand further on the issue around the religionist idea of ‘Multiple Adams’ which goes in contrary with evolutionist theory of ‘man from Ape’.
Man comes from Adam is of course the reigning belief for current religionist. But the Multiple Adams will explain the anthropological phenomena involving the so called Cro-Magnons, the Homo-Erectus, the Archaic Homo Sapiens, and the Neanderthals.
First, I would say anthropologists in particular are politicians in a way. They tend to form groups, each with a particular belief and tendency, as much as we here in this forum too when expressing ourselves. I have deduced this not from an ordinary person or from reading of a particular news or paper, but from the mouth of the horse itself, the prominent expert, Indonesian Teuku Jacob.
Forgive me that I am not an anthropologist and the occasion was not related directly to the study. I have personally met and asked the most important question of all to Teuku Jacob, the man behind the controversial examination on the Flores remains. On that historical encounter in Jakarta, my question to him was on something very much associated with the belief of a religionist – "being a prominent figure in world’s anthropological circle, how do you tolerate the mainstream ‘Man evolves from ape’ theory with that of the ‘man from Adam’ belief associated with a religionist". (Of course, if you asked him, he would not be able to recall any meeting with one Abdul-Rahman or Abdullah-Bandar).
As co-religionists, Teuku Jacob and me now even share the very basic idea of the origin of man. I don’t think I need to dwell as yet on what transpired from this great man but suffice to say that on that occasion he says about the probable successive number of Adams who had came to this earth in the past, each to start a people anew. This story forms the second point brought to you by me.
As fellow members of the homo sapiens sapien species, you and me are therefore hail from the same Adam, when the previous generation of an earlier Adam had either became weak, became extinct, or perished dues to inability to adapt to weather changes (such was the case with the neanderthal). And for the future, when we all be wiped out from this earth due to mutual annihilation (such as by nuclear destruction) or by some other reasons, God may send a new Adam to re-start another human life again, who knows.
This theory goes well with this verse from the Quran ( Surah II, verse 30) ‘And when the Lord said to the angels: Lo! I am about to place a viceroy in the earth, they said: Wilt thou place therein one who will do harm therein and will shed blood, while we, we hymn Thy praise and sanctify Thee? God said: Surely I know that which ye know not.’
The verse clearly refers to the generations of earlier people (thus the previous 'Adams')
Back to the point on anthropologists being politicians, it is understood also that the non-believing experts in the circle harbor a certain dislike of Teuku Jacob which is evidenced in the following news about 'Flores Remains' I have picked up from an internet posting. (Forgive me, I am sure there are also people in here who identify themselves with the ‘man from ape’ mainstreamers but please do not write me or Teuku Jacob off as yet for now)
‘A prominent Indonesian anthropologist, Teuku Jacob, took the bones to his lab at Gajah Mada University to examine them. Jacob was given access to the bones by one of the dig team’s co-leaders. Upon his inspection of the specimens, Jacob concocted a a theory that Homo Floresiensis was not a new species. Jacob claims that the Homo Floresiensis are actually Homo sapiens pygmies. Many scientists disagree with Jacobs’s analysis.
The rest of the team was upset that Jacob was allowed to move the bones. To further complicate the situation Jacob held on to the bones for two months longer than what had originally been scheduled. He failed to live up to a promise to return the bones in January, insisting he would return them in February. He missed one more scheduled return date before finally returning all but two of the bones on February 23, 2005. Michael Morwood, another one of the team’s leaders claims Jacob’s removal of the bones was “unethical”. Jacob holds strong to his position and denies any wrong doing.’
‘Indonesia has often been a site for anthropological and geological study, but not all researchers have been peaceful in the campaigns. As a result some of the local scientists, like Teuku Jacob and Soejono, the two responsible for the political uproar surrounding this find, resent foreign attempts to explore the area. Morwood and his team are taking care not to intensify the emotionally and politically charged debate for fear that their license to explore the area will be taken away.’
Even the news was not friendly of my friend the religionist Teuku Jacob. Refer to the word 'concocted' – he did not make up his idea to concoct.
1. There is tough politics in there, I can assure you.
2. There is tough science in there too.
What do you think?
Writing for now-exiled Abdullah-Bandar