BY FR. MARTIN HILBERT
Philosopher of science and Catholic priest Martin Hilbert explores the churchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s role in discussing science and Darwinism using the recent comments of Popes, Cardinal SchÃƒÂ¶nborn of Austria, and the head of the Vatican Observatory, Father George Coyne, S. J.
The church would do a great disservice to believers and to humanity as a whole were it to remain silent when science tried to pass off as fact an unsubstantiated theory. To criticize Darwinism, as the three popes and the cardinal have done, is not meddling in a neutral science. It is preserving intact the deposit of faith, which says some very definite things about the origin and fall of man, by rejecting theological claims made in the name of science that science itself cannot sustain.
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