and now Muslim hypocrites say that Ibn Khaldoun was the founder of the evolution theory!!
"One should then take a look at the world of creation. It started out from the minerals and progressed, in an ingenious, gradual manner, to plants and animals. The last stage of minerals is connected with the first stage of plants, such as herbs and seedless plants. The last stage of plants, such as palms and vines, is connected with the first stage of animals, such as snails and shellfish which have only the power of touch. The word 'connection' with regard to these created things means that the last stage of each group is fully prepared to become the first stage of the newest group."
"The animal world then widens, its species become numerous, and, in a gradual process of creation, it finally leads to man, who is able to think and reflect. The higher stage of man is reached from the world of monkeys, in which both sagacity and preception are found, but which has not reached the stage of actual reflection and thinking. At this point we come to the first stage of man. This is as far as our (physical) observation extends."
Do you think that he was thinking about the theory of evolution?
Thanks Nelson for the feedback.
Yeah you are right about the Greeks.. and the Andalusians have been affected by the Greek's culture...
and I looked at the "Great chain of being" on wikipedia..and yeah this explains his ideas and his thoughts in that book...really interesting to know where his ideas came from!