Monday, October 08, 2007

Cardinal Schonborn - Change or Purpose?

Carl Olsen at InsightScoop has a great post on the good Cardinals new book on creation evolution and a rational Faith. Rather lengthy however the topic is of such interest, (at least to me) that it's well worth the read.


A number of related news articles have, by blind chance and the mysterious process of cyber-viewing-evolutionary selection, come to my attention. First, from EWNews, this brief note:

The Council of Europe has adopted a resolution calling upon nations to "firmly oppose" efforts to encourage the teaching of creationism in schools.

By a vote of 48-24, the Council approved a statement that said "creationism could become a threat to human rights."

The Strasbourg body based its resolution on a report that said the teaching of creationism and intelligent design, which "was for a long time an almost exclusively American phenomenon," has begun to make inroads in Europe. This trend is dangerous, the report said, because creationism is unscientific.

The resolution called upon education officials to resist appeals to put creationism or intelligent design in the curriculum alongside the teaching of evolution. These studies are fundamentally different, the Council of Europe proclaimed, because: "The theory of evolution has nothing to do with divine revelation but is built on facts."

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