From Post 3.
“And, vice versa, the theory of evolution seeks to understand and describe biological developments. But in so doing it cannot explain where the ‘project’ of human persons comes from, nor their inner origin, nor their particular nature. To that extent we are faced here with two complementary—rather than mutually exclusive—realities.”
Source: — Cardinal Ratzinger, I*n the Beginning: A Catholic Understanding of the Story of Creation and the Fall *(Eerdmans, 1995), p. 50.
Words in bold refer to the material/physical domain of natural science. While it is true that evolution cannot explain where the ‘project’ of human persons comes from, Divine Revelation contained in the Catholic Deposit of faith is very clear that all “human persons” descended from two sole founders.
As one can ascertain from the context of Pope Benedict’s teachings, there are two complementary realities. TWO is the operative word. As has been the constant teaching of Catholicism, when the *two *realities of science and faith intersect, it is Catholic doctrines which have precedence.
In order for science and faith to arrive at Truth – Science must be conducted properly and Catholic doctrines must be properly understood.
The human person is worthy of profound respect from the moment of conception.