Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Darwin Event Aims to Heal Faith, Science Rift

VATICAN CITY, FEB. 10, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Notre Dame University, Rome's Gregorian University and the Pontifical Council for Culture are teaming up to show that faith and science really are complementary.

A March 3-7 conference in Rome on "Biological Evolution, Facts and Theories" was presented today by Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, president of that pontifical council. The conference will mark the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his "Origin of the Species.""It's not in the least about a celebration in honor of the English scientist; it's simply about analyzing an event that marked for all time the history of science and that has influenced the way of understanding our very humanity," said Jesuit professor Marc Leclerc at the presentation.

During nine sessions, the academics will propose to contribute to the "idea that science, on the one hand, and theology, on the other, represent different fields of analysis and interpretation, though often they are incorrectly overlapped, causing confusion and ideological controversies," the conference Web site explains.

4 comments:

Avanus said...

Father, don't you see that they are playing with words here? God created the first man on earth i.e. Adam (a perfect man) whereas Charles Darwin said that men used to be monkeys and then evolved...to the present looks...how in the world can one reconcile that? faith and evolution???

dakunfrancis said...

What if evolution is true? If yes, if no...faith must go on

Donatus said...

What is evolution? Do we understand the theory of evolution? The first fact is: Evolution is a THEORY, and it is still an UNPROVEN theory and yet no single evidence have yet to be produced by any scientist, not even Darwin. Micro evolution is science (no doubt about it), and it is not contrary to Faith but macro evolution (one species 'evolved' into another species) is not science (and also against Natural Law) and definitely against the true Faith. God did not create man from monkey!!! This is a FACT and the TRUTH. And God did not create Eve from the bone of another female gorilla!!!

If one can pose a hypothetical question: what if evolution is true?, he/she can also pose a hypothetical question: what if the Catholic faith is false? Would it be possible for the Faith to go on ... that is madness!

It is impossible for God to deceive and be deceived! So Father, where do you stand on this issue? We cannot serve two masters, can we?

Avanus said...

Father, what do you mean by 'whether evolution is true or not, faith must go on...'. That is very confusing. If evolution is true, i.e. if what Darwin has said is true (that our ancestors are monkeys), then we should start throwing our bibles away (the END of FAITH)...It's all there (in the book of Genesis) for everyone to see...God created the world in 6 days (the sky, star, sea, animals, our first parents) and rested on the 7th day...I could just go on and on...