George Coyne, SJ, explains it all

 

 

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George Coyne, SJ, the former director of the Vatican observatory, talks to Bustedhalo.com on this lively video, and explains the church’s official view on evolution.  It’s called "Is evolution making a monkey out of the Catholic church?" Check it out here.  Fr. Coyne was recently featured in the Bill Maher movie "Religulous," offering (one of the few) intelligent and nuanced perspectives on both science and faith.

James Martin, SJ

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'God does not dominate the universe. Complex systems are systems in which there is more at the end than at the beginning. Therefore, the end product is not simply a summation of parts, but more than what was put together. Complex systems grow in complexity. The 'more' becomes more and more complicated. I look upon both chaos and complexity as an analog in the universe of human freedom. The universe is determinable not according to strict, ordered laws. The universe has a certain indeterminacy about it, an ontological indeterminacy. If God is the lure, or attraction, to all of this, that is the way God wanted it. God did not dominate the universe. God is bringing the universe along. The universe is open to the future.' ~ Fr. George Coyne, SJ

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