Prime Minister Christian Wulff of Lowez Saxony – a federal state of Germany, said he is planning to establish a Centre for Islamic-Christian Dialogue in the city of Osanabruck, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported Tuesday. Wulff from the Democratic Christian Party said that the Centre will be a major one in Germany and the neighbouring European countries. The Centre will organise European and international conferences with the participation of scholars from the two religions in addition to scientists in medicine, astronomy and other human sciences. Wulff pointed out that the dialogue should be a comprehensive dialogue and not confined to the religious sciences and differences between the two religions. The cost of the Centre is expected to amount to about two million Euros.
By CORNELIA DEAN In the United States, opposition to the teaching of evolution in public schools has largely been fueled by the religious right, particularly Protestant fundamentalism. The book says that creatures today are just like creatures that lived in the fossil past, so evolution must be impossible. Now another voice is entering the debate, in dramatic fashion. It is the voice of Adnan Oktar of Turkey, who, under the name Harun Yahya, has produced numerous books, videos and DVDs on science and faith, in particular what he calls the deceit inherent in the theory of evolution. One of his books, Atlas of Creation, is turning up, unsolicited, in mailboxes of scientists around the country and members of Congress, and at science museums in places like Queens and Bemidji, Minn.