Exploring evolution at the Rimini Meeting

2012-08-21 Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) The so-called conflict between faith and science, or more precisely between evolutionary biology and a belief in God the creator, came under the spotlight on Wednesday at the Rimini Meeting for Friendship amongst Peoples. The weeklong annual encounter, taking place in the northern Italian resort city, brings together international experts on religion, politics, economics, science and the arts to debate cutting edge issues and promote dialogue between different cultures.
Amongst the speakers addressing the crucial questions of faith and science was Professor William Carroll from the theology faculty of Oxford University. He spoke to Vatican Radio’s Philippa Hitchen about the way in which evolutionary biology is often hijacked by those seeking to promote a secular and exclusive understanding of the origins of our human nature….