Pope Francis on Evolution

Pope Francis commented on the Big Bang theory and evolution in a speech to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. He said that the Big Bang theory “doesn’t contradict the intervention of a divine Creator, but demands it.” The Pope also said: “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”

His comments on the intersection between science and faith are in agreement with my detailed explanation in my book: Adam and Eve versus Evolution. The Big Bang theory was invented by a scientist who is also a priest: Father Lemaitre (a Monsignor). And Darwin’s theory of evolution, if you ever read it in “The Origin of Species”, includes repeated mention of God the Creator:

“There is grandeur in this view of life, with its several powers, having been originally breathed by the Creator into a few forms or into one; and that, whilst this planet has gone cycling on according to the fixed law of gravity, from so simple a beginning endless forms most beautiful and most wonderful have been, and are being evolved.”

So the modernist notion that evolution or science in general somehow refutes religion is false and foolish.

— Ronald L. Conte Jr.

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