Creation and Evolution
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(05-19-2010, 10:33 AM)Servus_Maria Wrote:
(05-19-2010, 09:54 AM)INPEFESS Wrote:
(04-13-2010, 05:18 AM)Vetus Ordo Wrote: There's also other problems, like the fact that death entered the world because of sin. There's no amount of lipservice to evolution that can "reconcile" that.

Do we know that death didn't enter the world until sin or that death didn't befall man - specifically in the garden - until sin?

I'd be interested in the answer to this too. I'm not sure if the Church has declared anything though.

Left to its own capacities and guided only by science, I think evolution is ridiculously improbable; life would have died out long before a single-celled organism could triumph the various biological challenges provided by the environment. However, guided by God's gentle hand, I definitely see how the theory would be more than a possiblity; it would be a probability. What a wonderful contribution to God's glory!

There is very strong evidence in support of the evolution theory. Humani Generis alludes to the theory's potential reconciliation with Catholicism (provided that more evidence could substantiate it) and JPII confirmed it (though, that doesn't make it de facto). Genesis, if read the way that most of the Old Testament books were written: non-literally, could be interpreted to actually validate the theory without contradicting any teachings of the Faith. But Vetus brings up a very good question. I have read the creation story many times recently, and I don't see where it tells us that there was no death in the garden - to say nothing of the world outside (which is alluded to after God has created the garden). It seems like man's efforts became doomed to failure, but I cannot find any reference to physical death being non-existent outside of the garden. Perhaps the Church has taught on this. Not sure on this one. Maybe I should start a new thread...

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Creation and Evolution - by INPEFESS - 04-08-2010, 04:44 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Thacrow - 04-08-2010, 08:49 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by INPEFESS - 04-08-2010, 09:42 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Thacrow - 04-13-2010, 02:55 AM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Thacrow - 04-13-2010, 02:58 AM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Vetus Ordo - 04-13-2010, 05:18 AM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Thacrow - 04-13-2010, 03:09 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by INPEFESS - 04-13-2010, 03:24 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Thacrow - 04-13-2010, 11:20 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by glgas - 04-17-2010, 09:36 PM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by INPEFESS - 05-19-2010, 09:54 AM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by Historian - 05-19-2010, 10:33 AM
Re: Creation and Evolution - by INPEFESS - 05-19-2010, 03:24 PM



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