Vatican Issues statement on Intelligent Design

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Vatican Rejects Intelligent Design?: “typobox43 writes ‘A Vatican representative has expressed a defense of the theory of evolution, stating that it is ‘perfectly compatible’ with the Genesis story of creation. ‘The fundamentalists want to give a scientific meaning to words that had no scientific aim,’ he said at a Vatican press conference. He said the real message in Genesis was that ‘the universe didn’t make itself and had a creator’.’ Of course, it’d probably be best if fundmentalists actually talked to, say, the rabbis who wrote the whole thing down. The Orthodox rabbis I’ve spoken find it amazingly amusing that people take the creation story as literal truth, rather then a story about YHWH’s power.”

Yet more on Intelligent Design. It’s nice to see that the Vatican has come out in support of reason as one of the ways we learn about the world around us. Grin.

(Via Slashdot: Science.)

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