Wednesday, January 26, 2005

Darwin, The Pope and Science

Good example of the failure of our education system in America.

Many think evolution is a scientific fact. Evolution in the sense of man came from apes, apes came from slime, slime came from a single cell, i.e. macroevolution.

. . . Only a certain kind of evolution is certain - namely, change within a species (microevolution). But Darwinists use a bait and switch tactic; they give examples of microevolution, then improperly use that to stand in as evidence for macroevolution.

Conversely, Christians do not fear, but rather, embrace science.

Pope John Paul II centered his remarks on proving that science and faith do not contradict each other, but, on the contrary, are the strongest of allies in the defense of life. "The questions dealt with in the course of this conference,'' he said, "have further confirmed that the extraordinary results obtained by science, such as the progressive discovery of a genetic map and increasingly precise information on the sequence of the genome, not only do not contradict, but rather support the church's doctrine on the sacredness, inviolability, and grandeur of human life. The church, for her part, invites us to look confidently at the most lofty mission of science and encourages every form of research which is respectful of man's dignity, for she sees in what we could term the inexhaustible capacities of intelligence the reflection and imprint of the intelligence of God. At a time when human life is experiencing such serious and dramatic aggressions, the church, by virtue of her pastoral mission, feels the duty to support scientific research in the awareness that faith and science interface in that wisdom wherein God's design fully unfolds."

You will not hear that in a public school today.