Re: New Pope on Darwinism - NO!

From: Keith Miller <kbmill@ksu.edu>
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 10:17:26 EDT

Denyse O'Leary wrote:

> A fellow journalist advises me that Pope Benedict XVI has made the
> Catholic
> Church's stand on Darwinism quite clear in his installation homily.
> (John
> Paul II's views have often been misrepresented in this area.)
>
> B 16 has said, "We are not some casual and meaningless product of
> evolution.
> Each of us is the result of a thought of God. Each of us is willed,
> each of
> us is loved, each of us is necessary."

It is not at all clear from this what the Pope's position is on the
science of evolution. I don't believe that we are a "casual and
meaningless product of evolution" either. We are a product of
evolution to be sure, but the goal of God's creative action through
evolution is filled with purpose and meaning.

So, I think that caution needs to be taken in interpreting the remarks.
  Some people even interpreted the comments of John Paul as not
supporting evolution.

Keith
Received on Tue Apr 26 10:23:18 2005

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