Human origins: Evolution

Posted August 13, 2017 7:13 pm by Bishop Thomas Dowd

Just what does the Catholic Church think of the theory of evolution? To be honest, it depends on which theory of evolution we mean. More than that, it depends on what we believe about the explanatory power of the theory. There are some who seem to treat the “theory of evolution” more like an ideology than like a scientific theory. So we need to be clear on what we mean by “evolution”.
There is an amazing variety of living creatures on this planet. These creatures, however, can typically be classified into broad groups which share common characteristics. Plants are different from

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