[quote="dixieagle, post:2, topic:186818"]
It seems the Church of England is in agreement with recent popes. From Pope John Paul II:
*"In his encyclical Humani Generis (1950), my predecessor Pius XII has already affirmed that there is no conflict between evolution and the doctrine of the faith regarding man and his vocation, provided that we do not lose sight of certain fixed points." *
And Pope Benedict XVI:
“They are presented as alternatives that exclude each other,” the Pope said. “This clash is an absurdity because on one hand there is much scientific proof in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and which enriches our understanding of life and being as such.”
As long as we accept that science cannot - and should not attempt to - answer the "great philosophical questions" there is no conflict.
Truth cannot contradict Truth.
Strange to see this again. What are the "fixed points" Pope John Paul II is referring to? For one, science cannot explain the ontological leap to man.
Pope Benedict is on record as saying evolution cannot be proven.