Re: New Pope on Darwinism - NO!

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Date: Wed Apr 27 2005 - 10:56:08 EDT

Ok sorry, yes I misunderstood what you were saying.

On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 07:03:52 -0400
  "Robert Schneider" <> wrote:
> 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.
> Bob
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "jack syme"
> To: "Robert Schneider" <>;
>"Michael Roberts" <>;
>"George Murphy" <>; "Denyse O'Leary"
><>; <>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 26, 2005 11:57 PM
> 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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