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[quote author=Kirmich link=topic=5759.msg81011#msg81011 date=1200414483]+ Have you noticed that most catholics now believe in evolution thus turning the story of adam and eve into a symbolic myth!
The position of the Catholic Church on the theory of evolution has changed over the last two centuries from a large period of no official mention, to a statement of neutrality in the 1950s, to a more explicit acceptance in recent years. Today, the official Church's position remains a focus of controversy and is fairly non-specific, stating only that faith and scientific findings regarding human evolution are not in conflict, though humans are regarded as a "special creation", and that the existence of God is required to explain the spiritual component of human origins. This view falls into the spectrum of viewpoints that are grouped under the concept of theistic evolution.
[quote author=Kirmich link=topic=5759.msg81011#msg81011 date=1200414483]+ However orthodoxes reject this
but when he speaks about the other churches I am sometimes very annoyed
At the height of his professional career, Pierre-Paul Grassé was considered by many to be France's greatest living zoologist. In fact, Dobzhansky wrote of him: Now one can disagree with Grassé, but not ignore him. He is the most distinguished of French zoologists, the editor of the 28 volumes of Traité de Zoologie, author of numerous original investigations, and ex-president of the Academie des Sciences. His knowledge of the living world is encyclopedic (1975, 29:376).In 1977, Grassé wrote in "The Evolution of Living Organisms":Today our duty is to destroy the myth of evolution, considered as a simple, understood, and explained phenomenon which keeps rapidly unfolding before us. Biologists must be encouraged to think about the weaknesses and extrapolations that theoreticians put forward or lay down as established truths. The deceit is sometimes unconscious, but not always, since some people, owing to their sectarianism, purposely overlook reality and refuse to acknowledge the inadequacies and falsity of their beliefs. Their success among certain biologists, philosophers, and sociologists notwithstanding, the explanatory doctrines of biological evolution do not stand up to an objective, in-depth criticism. They prove to be either in conflict with reality or else incapable of solving the major problems involved (pp. 8,202, emp. added).
Even if we humans really did evolve from monkeys and so forth it does not discredit God of His creativity.