Friday, July 27, 2007

A Moderate Pope: religion and science need not clash

In recent remarks to a group of Italian priests, Pope Benedict XVI spoke of the "absurdity" of rejecting evolution in favor of faith or rejecting God in favor of science, "as if they were alternatives that are exclusive." In is 2006 book Schopfung und Evolution, Pope Benedict revealed his belief in 'theistic evolutionism', in which God created life through the process of evolution. Science and religion, he says, do not need to polarize this issue.

[source: National Center for Science Education, New York Post]