Friday, August 05, 2005

Coyne rebuts Schönborn

The director of the Vatican Observatory, Rev. George Coyne, rebuts Cardinal Schönborn's piece printed in the New York Times concerning evolution and Catholicism.

Coyne reiterates that evolution is consistent with Catholic beliefs and that we can know something about God through the process of evolution.

Moreover, he adds that necessity and chance are the twin processes that are in effect in evolution.

And alongside necessity and chance is God who acts as parent in the whole picture. "God is working with the universe. The universe has a certain vitality of its own like a child does," Coyne said. God "is not continually intervening, but rather allows, participates, loves."

Read more of Coyne's words here.

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