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Old Jun 3rd 2009, 03:17 AM
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It is a logical extension from the idea of religious appoved evolutionary theory.
What's that, "religious app[r]oved evolutionary theory"?
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What's that, "religious app[r]oved evolutionary theory"?
The Roman Catholic Church officially acknowledges evolutionary theory under the 'watchmaker analogy'.

That implies that evolutionary theory 'unfolds' over time as God's plan - or according' to God's original design plan.
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The Roman Catholic Church officially acknowledges evolutionary theory under the 'watchmaker analogy'.

That implies that evolutionary theory 'unfolds' over time as God's plan - or according' to God's original design plan.
No, it does not imply anything about the theory of evolution but about the Roman Catholic Church.

It implies that the Roman Catholic Church will acknowledge the theory of evolution if they, the Roman Catholic Church, can fit it into a religious doctrine.


Pedantry? Well ...
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No, it does not imply anything about the theory of evolution but about the Roman Catholic Church.

It implies that the Roman Catholic Church will acknowledge the theory of evolution if they, the Roman Catholic Church, can fit it into a religious doctrine.


Pedantry? Well ...
Well yes.

But the point is that a fairly large number of people do hold to that view or interpretation of evolutionary theory - and the key concept introduced is that a "goal" is involved in the process.

You are correct that says more about the RCC than it does about evolution, but I'm just explaining where the "goal" of evolution idea originates from - I'm certainly not agreeing with it or proposing it as true.
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It's just that an adjective usually modifies the noun that follows, so the particular wording "religious approved .. theory" sent shivers down the spine
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Well yes.

But the point is that a fairly large number of people do hold to that view or interpretation of evolutionary theory - and the key concept introduced is that a "goal" is involved in the process.

You are correct that says more about the RCC than it does about evolution, but I'm just explaining where the "goal" of evolution idea originates from - I'm certainly not agreeing with it or proposing it as true.
This is the "secular creation myth" of western culture.

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