by Edwin Faust
November 9, 2009
There is good news for the many informed Catholics and scientists who have been dismayed by the Church’s seeming surrender to Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution. His theory posits the gradual development and mutation of species through geological ages that span — according to his fantastic ideas — “millions of years”.
St. Pius V University in Rome is sponsoring a conference in November under the title: “The Scientific Impossibility of Evolution.”
This year marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin’s Origin of Species. This theory is arguably unequaled in the amount of harm it has worked on the general belief in God as Creator as infallibly taught by the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and shared by other religions.
The notion that life formed gradually in the course of countless millennia and that species are in a continual state of evolution is opposed to the biblical account of creation in Genesis. Darwin’s idea has virtually been unchallenged in recent decades. The result has been an undermined faith in Sacred Scripture and an ever increasing tendency to exclude God from natural phenomena which are alleged to have originated and to exist independently of an intelligent Creator.
The late John Paul II gave encouragement to evolution theorists by his remark that “evolution is more than a theory.” The late pontiff adduced no evidence to support his claim, nor did he have any standing as an authority in the scientific fields that bear on the question.
Now, his unfortunate statement appears about to be redressed by a conference set to begin Nov. 9 at St. Pius V University, according to a Remnant Press release. The conference will feature presentations by an international panel of experts in the fields of geology, genetics, physics and geophysics.
Recent discoveries in geology confirm that rocks and the fossils they contain were formed in a relatively short period of time – about 10,000 years – rather than the 10 million years required by evolution theory, according to U.S. biophysicist Dr. Dean Kenyon.
Evolution theory may soon go the way of the dinosaurs, so to speak.
Catholics who have stayed the course and held to the faith during this long siege by evolution theorists can take heart. Their long wait for vindication appears to be close at hand.
Our Lady of Fatima said that in the end Her Immaculate Heart would triumph. This means that truth, in all its clarity and beauty, will soon shine like the sun that once danced in the heavens.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
There are many things afoot lately which are challenging the characteristic and frankly slavish way we look at the world, whether it is in Rome, or closer to home with the usual blandishments that modern life deals out, but unexpectedly, the theory of evolution will be challenged in a conference at Pius V University in Rome.