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Pope Backs Alternatives to Creationism in Recent Speech

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by Mark Woods, Christian Today

God is “not a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis said in a trenchant speech backing science against creationism and intelligent design theories.

In an address to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pople said that the theories of evolution and the Big Bang were not incompatible with the existence of a creator.

However, he also stressed the distinction between human beings and the rest of creation, saying: “G”God gives human beings a different sort of autonomy from that of nature, which is freedom.

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