James looked at his clock, “oh, I’m late already” he said. The time was not that late actually, it’s still 7:00 AM, but he wanted to be at his destination by 09:00. The destination is about 2 hours driving, his bag is ready, he packed it the night before, he went out, opened his car, and started his trip.
James loves adventures, today he decided to go to a nearby desert to do some exploring. Little did he know that this trip would change his life forever.
He almost arrived at the planned time, just a couple of minutes late. There are some roads inside the desert but they are not properly paved, he decided to go a bit deeper, so he left the main road and drove for a minute through the sand, then parked in the middle of nowhere, just yellow sand, and nothing else.
He got out of his car, carried his bag, and started exploring. He spent a couple of hours there moving around, digging, and hiking the sandy hills. He didn’t find anything interesting, just a couple of small papers cut from a newspaper, probably came here by winds or so. However, he was happy, he believed he can find something unique that he can show to his friends. One of his friends found a very old watch, another found a Water Canteen. He continued searching for 2 more hours before he found something quite odd; an Apple Macbook!
Yes, he couldn’t believe himself! He got his camera from the bag and started to take some pictures. It was like new but of course, needed to be cleaned from the sand. He found it while digging on a sandy hill. The place was quite remote and he had to climb very high hills for hours, but he did an awesome job, that’s how he found it and nobody found it earlier, that’s what he thought! He kept searching for 2 more hours, he found a compatible charger nearby. He also found some weird stuff like a broken RAM, a broken keyboard, and 2 broken screens, and that was everything.
He packed his stuff, placed the Mac in the bag, and returned to his car. Fortunately, he was adding marks everywhere so he was able to find his car easily, back to the unpaved road, then back to his house. He was so excited! Before changing his clothes he called his friend Fred and asked him to come over urgently. He changed his clothes, took a hot shower, made a hot drink, and waited for his friend to arrive. He took the Mac out of his bag and started exploring.
Finally, Fred arrived, James told him what happened and Fred didn’t believe him until he saw his findings. Fred: “Do you think it works?”, James: “Let’s try it now!”. They started it, and it did! It was also 20% charged! WOW. They plugged in the charger, and it worked well too. There were no users registered on it, it was like new.
“I think someone was there and he dropped it, maybe because of a storm or so!”, said Fred.
James replied: “What! Are you stupid? It has been in the sands forever waiting for me to pick it up!”
Fred: “LOL, you are joking, aren’t you?”
James:” Joking? Of course not! It has to be evolved from the sands and the rocks over millions of years until it became that thing”
Fred: “What are you talking about? That’s a Macbook, made by Apple and its date is 2019!”
James: “No no, all of that is by chance my friend, it’s like billions of billions of failed trials until this one succeeded, and it was waiting for me!”
Fred: “This is the silliest idea I’ve ever heard in my life, I still can’t believe that you are not joking!”
James: “I’m not!”
Fred: “Then where are these failed trials you are talking about?”
James: “Hehe”, he opened his bag and got the broken RAM, broken keyboard, and the 2 broken screens, he gave them to Fred without saying a word, just a confident smile.
Fred: “What’s this?”
James: “Found them in the desert, the failed trials man!”
Fred: “LOL, what’s that man! I’m talking about billions of failed trials, this is stupid, this is actually stupid.”
James: “It’s not my problem that you don’t believe in Science, my friend”
Fred: “Is that science? That’s completely stupid, really really stupid”
James: “Don’t you believe in the evolution of humans and animals?”
James: “The human being, and even the smallest animals are much more complicated than this Mac by the way!”
Fred: “Hmmm, isn’t the Macbook more complicated?”
James: “Can the Macbook smell some flowers and convert them to honey? — you need to read more about the complexity of the animals and the humans’’
James: “Go have some rest and think more about it, but for now, I have important work to do!”
The next day, James found a good lawyer and went to court. He had a crazy idea that he wanted to prove. What if Apple didn’t invent the Mac? Yeah, what if Steve Jobs found a Mac -like what happened with him- and he reverse-engineered it, then started reproducing the Macbooks? “If that’s the case then I should have some shares from Apple, probably half the earnings of the Macbook sales?” He told himself. It’s not fair that Steve Jobs found it first! James somehow convinced his lawyer with his idea, and they opened the case.
James has about 1 week to prepare for the judgment day, he started to share his idea widely, he already had a bunch of followers on different social media channels. He wrote his story, shared the pictures, and started to blame Apple for stealing his money. In the beginning, the people on social media started to laugh at him, but later people were divided into 2 teams, a team saying that this is completely stupid, and another team completely believed in James, they even started to call him the new Darwin. Both teams fought for days, and the story became a trend on all social media channels. Some newspaper and TV shows contacted James to tell his story and how Steve Jobs stole his money.
On the judgment day, James dressed very well, prepared himself for all the questions, took all the evidence with him and he went to the court. A few hundred people were waiting for James outside carrying banners with his pictures. He was a bit nervous, but he knew he will do it.
The courtroom was full of people, it’s a public opinion case now. Apple sent a representative to attend the judgment, the judge started the conversation by saying: “James, what makes you believe that we’ll believe your theory and discard the facts that Apple has been producing Macs for tens of years now?”
James: “The fact that Apple has been producing Macs for several years now proves my theory, as Steve jobs must have found another Mac in one of the deserts, but a less evolved version than the one that I found, maybe”
The judge: “What do you say about that, Tim (Apple representative, and no it’s not Apple’s CoE, it just happened that his name is Tim as well!)”
Tim: “This is one of the stupidest ideas I’ve ever heard. We started working on the Mac product ages ago, and we designed it from scratch”
The judge: “What makes you believe that this Mac evolved from the sand, and don’t believe that Apple made it, especially that the year of the Mac is 2019, it’s not like 1800 or so?”
James: “Dear sir, Do you believe in God?”
The Judge: “Why do you ask me that? But no, I don’t. I believe in science.”
James: “Then why do you want me to believe in Apple? And to answer your question, the year of the Mac production is just a random number, even if the year was 1800 it still doesn’t mean anything right? It’s just by chance that the year is 2019”
The judge: “And how do you reason about the compatible charger?”
James: “By evolution as well”
The judge: “And where are the millions of failed trials?”
Again, without saying a word, James puts his hands inside his bag and extracted the broken keyboard, the broken RAM, and the 2 broken screens, and puts them in front of the Judge. And great applause came from the people attending the judgment. They even started whispering about how the evidence is so strong and clear, and how the keyboard was a transition between the sands and the Mac. The Judge had to use his gavel to regain control of the courtroom.
The judge: “Are you joking? What’s this? If your theory is true then the whole desert should be filled with billions of billions of failed trials by now.”
James: “Where are the billions of failed trials in human and animal evolution?”
The judge: “Survival of the fittest, they have died a long time ago”
James: “Evolution is still happening right? Where are these billions of failed trials today? Why is everything so complete and so beautiful? And about the other animals who died before, if that’s true then we should have found billions of failed creatures in our excavations. We’re still searching for these billions right?”
The Judge: “So you are saying that by searching we can find billions of faulty trials?”
James: “Sure, that’s a fact.”
The Judge: “What makes you think that nobody lost this Mac there?”
James: “Because the place where I found it was too hard for anyone to reach.”
The judge: “But you reached it, so, couldn’t have someone else reached it as well?”
James: “Yes, but as you mentioned earlier, you believe there is no creator for the universe right?”
The judge: “Yes”
James: “So you don’t believe that a creator can exist, although you exist right? What makes you sure that this is true?”
The Judge: ”The laptops are not breeding right? How will survival for the fittest fit here?”
James: “Well, that’s easy, During millions of millions of years, by the very special conditions of heat, wind. And from the sands and the rocks, a suitable environment to transform silicon from sand into transistors, and these transistors started to fit together, the ones that don’t fit will go away, and then they will form a more complex structure until they complete the Mac.”
Tim: “That’s insane, I don’t believe a person thinks like that in 2020!”
James: “Sir, do you believe in God?”
Tim: “No, we are in 2020 man!”
James: “I assume that you know that the giraffe is more complicated than the Mac right?”
James: “Then that’s insane as well! But we believe that it’s true!”
Tim: “Assuming what you said regarding a very very basic transistor is true -and it’s definitely not- then with the millions of years this basic transistor will be destroyed, it won’t evolve more. Imagine you have a word document file containing the word ‘hello’ and gives the keyboard to a cat to write ‘world’, the cat will introduce much noise to the file, and as time passes the file will be destroyed more and chances to reach the desired output decreases with time passing.”
James: “That’s true for animals and human evolution as well, and we believe that it happens!”
Tim: “Okay, that’s about the hardware, what about the software? Who programmed the Mac to have an operating system as complicated as macOS?”
James: “By chance as well, evolution my friend!”
Tim: “That’s impossible”
James: “It’s not as complicated as the human’s DNA right? But we have a true belief that human DNA was programmed by evolution and all of that happened by chance right? There is no intelligent design there.”
The judge: “Even if we assumed that your evolution theory is true -and it’s not- that’s not enough evidence that Apple didn’t invent the Macs. The fact that a Mac can come from evolution doesn’t imply that it definitely came from evolution, let’s say you are traveling to a city, you have 2 ways to travel, either by bus or train, I can’t tell how you got there unless I saw you coming out of the train or the bus.”
James: ”Then the fact that evolution can happen doesn’t imply that it truly happened right? Are you trying to convince me to believe in God? Nobody saw how the unicellular organism became a human, and nobody saw how the sand became a Mac, so nothing is certain, yeah, it’s unseen for us so we can never be sure.”
The judge: “Look James, we are not joking here, we are talking about billions of dollars”
James: “I’m not joking as well, do you know what will happen if we died now, yes just now, and God was there and we didn’t believe in him? That’s not a joke Sir. What will happen after our death -and we’ll have to die one day-? Our afterlife will be very sad indeed if that’s true. So this is more important than billions of dollars I believe.”
The Judge: “Have you tried searching for the Mac owner? Someone might have lost it there and that’s it!”
James: “No, but someone sent me a message that he knows the story of this Mac but I discarded it.”
The judge: “Why! It’s the most logical thing to do, right? If someone is saying that he has some information then, even if you don’t believe, just listen to him and think about his words, he might be right!”
James: “Why should I listen to him, if I already know that my theory is right? Have you considered religions before?”
The judge: “I didn’t get your point, but no I haven’t”
James: “It’s the same, isn’t it? In a religion like Islam, A very good, well-known, trustworthy man is saying that he is a messenger from the Creator of the universe, and has a message from the Creator to humankind, but we don’t even think about listening to him. Although it’s the sanest thing to do as you mentioned earlier.”
The judge: “…”
James: “It’s an easy choice, Sir. It’s either I and Darwin are right. In this case, here is my bank account Tim. But if that’s wrong then there is a huge risk of having a very bad afterlife that will last forever.”
The judge: “Or?”
James: “Ignore these stupid ideas and say: ‘There is no god but Allah. Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.’”
Dear brothers and sisters, please note that the purpose of this article is to invite you to rethink, consider other points of view, and read more about things other than what you learn in school or hear on TV. This is not a scientific article so please don’t drive the comments that way.
Also please I know that some people already believe in God but don’t believe in Prophet Muhammad. Please read about this man, read the Quran, and then decide. Not sure why do you believe that there is a God and that he sent prophets before and you already believe in them, but you don’t believe in the last prophet!
“O my people! How is it that I invite you to salvation, while you invite me to the Fire!, You invite me to disbelieve in Allah and associate with Him what I have no knowledge of, while I invite you to the Almighty, Most Forgiving. There is no doubt that whatever ˹idols˺ you invite me to ˹worship˺ are not worthy to be invoked either in this world or the Hereafter.˹Undoubtedly,˺ our return is to Allah, and the transgressors will be the inmates of the Fire. You will remember what I say to you, and I entrust my affairs to Allah. Surely Allah is All-Seeing of all ˹His˺ servants.” The Holy Quran, Chapter: Ghafir, verses 41:44