Post-Darwinist: Pope uses term "intelligent design" in a favourable context

From: Denyse O'Leary <>
Date: Fri Nov 11 2005 - 16:05:03 EST

Post-Darwinist: The Pope was mistranslated. It appears that he did say
"intelligent design" in a favourable context

It appears, from a reliable source, that when the Pope used the words
"intelligent plan" he meant "intelligent design". He was using the German
word "Plan", which, according to Cassells German Dictionary, can mean
"design". In that case, the Pope was signalling clearly that intelligent
design of the universe and life is indeed the correct Catholic view.

[Cardinal Schonborn has the story at his Web site, where he translates
"intelligenten Plan" ans "intelligent design".]


Cheers, Denyse

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