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Vatican Defends Evolution Against Intelligent Design

  1. Nov 7, 2005 #1
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  3. Nov 7, 2005 #2
    This isn't exactly a new thing: it's more like a reiteration. At least as far back as 1950, the Church has taken a fairly nonchalant stance towards the issue. (That was when Pius XII claimed that there wasn't a conflict between Catholic teaching and evolution. He also acknowledged that it was a hypothesis which should be considered strongly.) John Paul II pretty much said the same thing in 1996, wherein he proclaimed that evolution was probably more than just a hypothesis, and that science should stay in the realm of science and religion should stay in the realm of religion.

    I think that the cardinal restated the Church's position so that people wouldn't lump them in with the fundamentalists.
     
  4. Nov 7, 2005 #3

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