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and speaking of intelligent designs...

By Diogenes (articles ) | Aug 21, 2006

... by the time Pope Benedict holds his September seminar on Creation and evolution, we're no longer likely to be reading press accounts about how the directory of the Vatican Observatory questions the wisdom of the Pope's most prominent former theology student, and ridicules the theory of intelligent design.

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  • Posted by: - Aug. 26, 2006 3:52 PM ET USA

    The first four editions of Darwin's "Origin of the Species" did not even mention survival of the fittest. He borrowed it from Herbert Spencer. The worh "evolution" did not appear until the 6th edition. His idea the potential of the mind is developed by generic inheritance is the foundation of eugenics and Hitler's master race program. The program is alive and functioning in population control groups today(UN programs).I.T. Taylor covers this in "The Minds of Men:Darwin and the New World Order."

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Aug. 23, 2006 3:08 PM ET USA

    There's something the she-wannabe-priests and 75 year old pant suited religious orders have in common with Dinosaurs: they'll all be extinct soon. All that will be left for future archaeologists to find is a worn out pair of Adidas walking shoes. I don't they'll qualify as saint's relics.

  • Posted by: - Aug. 23, 2006 1:45 PM ET USA

    It is a little know fact that the Automobile has also undergone natural selection. For the technically minded: http://www.ibri.org/Tracts/evautct.htm A simplified overview: http://home.earthlink.net/~autoevolution/

  • Posted by: - Aug. 23, 2006 12:53 PM ET USA

    We’re not fighting atheistic Darwinists intelligently. You’ll NEVER propose a complex system THEY can’t “analyze”/analogize since they don’t have to PROVE anything. Remember we came to drain the swamp of atheistic influence held by people for whom “no God” is IMPOSSIBLE to prove, unlike for God’s existence. So, WE should spur OUR people to insist on teaching BOTH evolution (Pius XII didn’t reject it) AND ID on grounds of completeness - not religion. After all, there are TWO main competitors.

  • Posted by: John J Plick - Aug. 22, 2006 5:21 PM ET USA

    "Evolution" with regard to "Creation" is not unlike using a hand gernade to clean up the rectory.

  • Posted by: gcroft - Aug. 22, 2006 4:23 PM ET USA

    Both the eye and the heart functionality in intermediate stages. Intermediate stages of the eye: http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CB/CB301.html Intermediate states of the heart: http://www.talkorigins.org/origins/postmonth/jul06.html

  • Posted by: Pseudodionysius - Aug. 22, 2006 4:20 PM ET USA

    I wonder if Sodano will join Coyne for some tea and pipeweed.

  • Posted by: Hammer of Heretics - Aug. 22, 2006 3:56 PM ET USA

    I love the way Pope Benedict methodically picks off one dissenter after another. Hasta la vista, Coyne!

  • Posted by: - Aug. 22, 2006 1:59 PM ET USA

    I read recently that the evolution of two human organs is totally impossible: the human eye and the heart. Neither one is capable in any way to have functionability unless totally intact as one unit. No scientist has been able to demonstrate how these units could evolve. If thatis true: Game over! Intelligent design -point and match.

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