Why is the idea that organic matter occurred as a result of electric discharge is baseless? Will you give examples from the verses of the Quran about the creation of the universe?

The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

4.1.1.4-The view that “organic substance occurred as a result of electric discharge” is baseless

            Fifthly: “The view “that first atmosphere of the world consisted of water vapor, methane, other hydrocarbons, cyanide acid, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, that O2 joined the atmosphere as a result of the photosynthesis of plants, that organic substances were synthesized as a result of continuous electrical discharges and that animal organisms were synthesized from those organic substances” is a view that needs to be corrected. The substance such as methane, cyanide acid, ammonia and hydrogen sulfide, which are claimed to have existed in the first atmosphere of the world, are toxic substances for living beings and they do not allow living beings to live. It is impossible for life to start in this environment. It is not possible for O2 to occur by photosynthesis later because there is CO2 in the atmosphere but there is no sign of water in the soil. Besides, there is no information about how plants emerged. It is clear that each plant has a perfect order, a precise measure and a regular functioning. In that case, it is certain that plants were created by a creator that has absolute knowledge, will and power. For, it is not possible for about a million plant species to form by chance and without any reason.

            Sixthly:The view that “there is a continuous electric discharge and that organic matter is the result of these discharges” is unfounded. For, an electrical potential is required for electrical discharge. Where does this power come from and why does it come? If it is discharged for the synthesis of organic substances, it must also be the work of a creator with a goal, purpose and result.

            Even today, simple sugars and simple organic materials, such as amino acids do not occur as a result of electrical discharges. How may complex molecules have turned to tissues and organs under the claimed primitive conditions of that time? It is necessary to apply electrical discharges for a certain period of time on a certain dose of substances in order to obtain results from them. It is something that necessitates expertness. Besides, the organic substances are combined according to a rule among themselves. So, there is a need for a creator who recognizes elements and knows the rules of their combination and who can realize these combinations.

            The creation of the universe is explained as follows in some verses:

To Him is due the primal origin of the heavens and the earth” (al-An’am, 101).

Your Guardian-Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens and the earth in six days, and is firmly established on the throne (of authority): He draweth the night as a veil o´er the day, each seeking the other in rapid succession: He created the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) governed by laws under His command. Is it not His to create and to govern? Blessed be Allah, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the worlds!” (al-Araf, 54).

            “Seest thou not that Allah created the heavens and the earth in Truth? If He so will, He can remove you and put (in your place) a new creation?” (Ibrahim, 19).

            “He has created the heavens and the earth for just ends: Far is He above having the partners they ascribe to Him” (an-Nahl, 3).

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