Tarry for the Nonce

August 25, 2006

The Ape-Man Cometh

Filed under: Science — lmwalker @ 6:04 pm

A Catholic cardinal is weighing in on Darwinian evolution:

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schonborn of Vienna said he thought Darwin’s theories on evolution deserve to be studied in schools, along with the scientific question marks that remain.

It is right to teach “the science of Darwin, not ideological Darwinism,” Cardinal Schonborn said Aug. 23.

I agree with him. To discount scientific theory is a disservice our public education system. On the other hand, it is foolishness to teach Darwin’s theories as fact. They are theories and they should be taught as theories and debated as theories, in conjunction with all the other theories on the table.

Additionally, it is silly to place “Darwin” and “God” at odds with one another. Darwin himself declared that he was never an atheist. He simply had some funky ideas about how creation came about.

I think we lose sight of that.

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2 Comments

  1. “all the other theories on the table”

    There’s the rub… are there any others?

    Comment by Troy — August 26, 2006 @ 7:17 pm

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    Comment by FRJTK — August 27, 2006 @ 9:45 am


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