We have recently been going over evolution in my biology course. It got me thinking about what type of evolution can a Catholic adhere to? I’ve heard it said before that an evolving world makes God seem deistic–as if he just pushed the first domino and let things unfold by themselves.
I, however, like to picture our evolving world as something that makes God seem all the more powerful, involved, and intelligent. Think about it, what if an artist set up a series of fans in just the right direction, at just the right speed, in just the right place in order to roll some splattered colors across a canvas. Now imagine all those colors, just following the air movements, formed a beautiful picture. We would praise this artist. He would be inexplicably gifted.
Now imagine some being doing the same exact thing but on the grand scale of a universe and all the little critters that may inhabit it.