Thursday, October 04, 2007

Is Creationism Science?

Creationism, as well as its more modern partner, intelligent design, make their appearances now and again. Both are opposed to evolution, but are they sciences? Moreover, does science what is most real?

Pope John Paul II stated clearly in 1981 that "[t]he Bible speaks to us of the origin of the universe and its make-up, . . .to state the correct relationships of [humans] with God and with the universe."
This month's Catholic Update, "Creationism: What's a Catholic To Do?" quotes a longer paragraph which contains the pope's statement above. It also reminds readers that
  1. As valuable as it is, science is not about the most real; and
  2. that "in all the major court challenges to creationism, Roman Catholic scholars--biblical specialists, theologians and scientists--have been witnesses against Creationism and the fundamentalist understanding of intelligent design.
The brief, four pages are worth reading.
Wiki-image of NASA's Blue Marble photo is in the public domain.

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