Pope Francis has declared that God is not “a magician with a magic wand”. The Pope also said that the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real.
Experts say the Pope’s comments put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design. Benedict XVI encouraged these two theories, according to some.
The Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church. He explained that the existence of a creator does not deny the existence or validity of both scientific theories. He argues that instead, the theories “require”a creator.
In contrast to this, Benedict XVI and his close advisors have apparently endorsed the idea that intelligent design underpins evolution. Evolution is the idea that natural selection on its own is insufficient to explain the complexity of the world.
More reminiscent of the beliefs of Pope Pius XII and John Paul II, Pope Francis’ comment moves away from the reputation of the Catholic Church. It is a reputation that has been kept from being anti-science. Galileo faced the inquisition and was forced to retract his “heretic” theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun.
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