The Pope Speaks Out On Evolution

The Pope Speaks Out On Evolution July 27, 2007

There is a wonderful little article in the New York Post drawing attention to a recent statement by the Pope. He points out how problematic it is when the current debates present creation and evolution “as if they were alternatives that are exclusive – whoever believes in the creator could not believe in evolution, and whoever asserts belief in evolution would have to disbelieve in God…This contrast is an absurdity, because there are many scientific tests in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and enriches our understanding of life and being.” The statement also rightly states that evolution doesn’t answer certain questions, not because of problems with the theory or inadequate scientific data, but because they are philosophical questions, such as why something rather than nothing exists.

A fuller statement is available in Italian on the Vatican web site.

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