‘It’s a flaw in our argument, for sure,’ said Dawkins today. ‘By any reading of evolutionary theory, creationists ought to have died out ages ago. They serve no function in the planet’s ecosystem, and no other species has survived so long while in such fundamental disagreement with observable reality. If I wasn’t such an ardent believer in secular materialism, I’d wager this is really troubling Darwin in the afterlife.’
Meanwhile Islamic countries are experiencing population booms.
It varies a lot, actually. At the moment fertility rates in Tunisia or Algeria are about 1.7 children/woman, less than France (about 2). The average fertility rate in Muslim-majority countries is only about 3 children/woman today, and declining: