In a new op-ed, an important Catholic theologian apparently accepts the logic of my argument (and here) on theism and evolution. Coincidental timing? Perhaps. But the probability that the Pope reads MR now increases! 🙂 From the NYTimes.
An influential cardinal in the Roman Catholic Church, which has long
been regarded as an ally of the theory of evolution, is now suggesting
that belief in evolution as accepted by science today may be
incompatible with Catholic faith.
The cardinal, Christoph
Schönborn, archbishop of Vienna, a theologian who is close to Pope
Benedict XVI, staked out his position in an Op-Ed article in The New York Times on Thursday,
writing, "Evolution in the sense of common ancestry might be true, but
evolution in the neo-Darwinian sense – an unguided, unplanned process
of random variation and natural selection – is not."
Thanks to Roger Sweeny for the pointer.