Pope Benedict: Theistic Evolutionist

Pope Benedict publishes book on creation and evolution

This news article reports on a topic that tugs at antievolutionist heartstrings: would the Pope, leader of the Catholic church, throw in with them, joining them in the “intelligent design” big tent? The answer, at least according to this news report, is No. Pope Benedict is reported to adopt theistic evolution, the idea that God’s method of creation is what science has discovered concerning evolutionary biology. And we know from William Dembski that “intelligent design theorists” are no friends of theistic evolution.

Of course, Pope Benedict also argues against atheism premised on the findings of science, taking that as a philosophical stance that is beyond the ability of science to decide upon.

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2 thoughts on “Pope Benedict: Theistic Evolutionist

  • 2007/04/11 at 3:35 pm

    I wonder how the Discovery Institute is going to spin this?


  • 2007/04/12 at 12:37 am

    They will likely expand upon the aspects of the coverage that take up Benedict’s attacks on materialism and atheism, while ignoring Benedict’s apparent sharp rejection of ID in favor of theistic evolution. We will see…

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