Saturday, August 12, 2006

Creation or Evolution? Here Is the View of the Church of Rome

Every year for the past few decades Pope Benedict has held a summer seminar with other theologians and past students. In the face of sort of "scientific fundamentalism".
Father De Rosa, who wrote a very interesting article in L'Observatore Romanum, the official Vatican newspaper, sums up where the scientific controversy now stands.
He writes:
“A clear distinction must be made between what evolution is and what theories try to say about it. While it is certainly true that phenomenon itself is real, theories about it must be experimentally verified before they can be considered scientifically valid. So far this has not happened. And for this reason, the last word on evolution has not been said. Ahead of us therefore there is much work to do before we can fully understand the mechanisms of the evolutionary process.”

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