The Content of Faith and the Pursuit of Truth

Mullaney, Patrick J.
June 2006
Human Life Review;Summer/Fall2006, Vol. 32 Issue 3/4, p85
The article discusses the hypotheses about the beginnings of life based on the evolution theory and the concept of intelligent design. The author applies the thinking of Pope John Paul II regarding the truth about human life and how the natural sciences approach the origin of human life. The author argues that natural selection is a process of blind chance and not design.


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