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    Intelligent design and creationism

    Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand' | The Independent

    The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.

    Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
    That should get the bible belt talking those who can think for themselves probably won't notice any difference.

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    Re: Intelligent design and creationism

    Seems a really good Pope, this one. Wonder what his life expectancy is...
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    Re: Intelligent design and creationism

    Quote Originally Posted by Clodhopper View Post
    Seems a really good Pope, this one. Wonder what his life expectancy is...
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    Re: Intelligent design and creationism

    Quote Originally Posted by gmc View Post
    Pope Francis declares evolution and Big Bang theory are real and God is not 'a magician with a magic wand' | The Independent



    That should get the bible belt talking those who can think for themselves probably won't notice any difference.
    Do they care what those damn'd papists think?

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    Re: Intelligent design and creationism

    Evolution is an acceptable description of how life developed in the past, I suspect intelligent design will become prominent in how life develops in the future. I mistrust intelligent design, life will no longer be a salad dressing, it will become a melting pot. I do not want my descendants to incorporate any more strands of fish DNA than their human ancestors gave them. Or, from their maternal line, insect.

    Creationism is and always has been bogus claptrap, since it can only work in the presence of an all-powerful deity of which the Universe contains exactly zero.
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    Re: Intelligent design and creationism

    There is a much, MUCH longer thread on this subject, several years old but quite interesting reading.

    Maybe one of the moderators can give the location.

    Added later: Found it. This forum, page 22, bottom thread.

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    Re: Intelligent design and creationism

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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Evolution is an acceptable description of how life developed in the past, I suspect intelligent design will become prominent in how life develops in the future. I mistrust intelligent design, life will no longer be a salad dressing, it will become a melting pot. I do not want my descendants to incorporate any more strands of fish DNA than their human ancestors gave them. Or, from their maternal line, insect.

    Creationism is and always has been bogus claptrap, since it can only work in the presence of an all-powerful deity of which the Universe contains exactly zero.
    Sadly an awful lot of people disagree with you and the more extreme would prevent you even hinting there was no such thing.

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