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[b]Vatican to host meeting on evolutionary theory[/b]


VATICAN CITY (AFP) - The Vatican announced Monday it will host a conference on evolutionary theory next year coinciding with its 150th anniversary -- and as creationism gains ground among fundamentalist Christians.

"There is absolutely no incompatibility between evolutionary theory and the Bible's message," Gianfranco Ravasi, in charge of cultural affairs at the Vatican, told reporters, noting the theory had interested Pope Benedict XVI and his recent predecessors.

Coming on the anniversary of Charles Darwin's groundbreaking 1859 publication "On the Origin of Species," the Vatican's March 3-7 meeting -- which will gather a variety of scientists, philosophers and Catholic and Protestant theologians -- sharply contrasts with the stance of creationists. ...

read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080916/sc_afp/vaticanreligionsciencedarwin_080916184933


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 2008/9/17 14:31Profile









 Re: Vatican to host meeting on evolutionary theory

More garbage from the Catholic Church... :roll:

Krispy

 2008/9/17 14:46





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