Re: New Pope on Darwinism - NO!

From: jack syme <drsyme@cablespeed.com>
Date: Tue Apr 26 2005 - 23:57:32 EDT

> Benedict XVI is quoted as saying, "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."
>
> If I may offer my own spin contra ID, in his first sentence the pope is
> rejecting a materialist interpretation of evolution, not a biological
> paradigm. In the second and third sentences he is stating a theological
> truth. The latter are in conflict with the first, but not with the
> science of evolution.

Wait a minute here. I am not a proponent of ID, but I dont necessarily
accept your statement that the second and third sentences are in conflict
with the first. Why cant each of us be both a product of evolution and a
result of the thought of God?
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