Re: New Pope on Darwinism - NO!

From: Robert Schneider <>
Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 07:03:52 EDT

Jack, you have missed my point. Of course I believe that BXVI's theological
statements are not in conflict with acceptance of the SCIENCE of evolution,
the biological and cosmological notions of evolution. My point is that they
conflict with what I usually call "evolutionism," the metaphysical
world-view that denies any meaning to the world and human life.


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From: "jack syme" <>
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"Denyse O'Leary" <>; <>
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Subject: Re: New Pope on Darwinism - NO!

>> 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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