Some may very well call Adam and Eve were figurative, but that is not my position.
Which document supports a 24 hour day for those six days?
Literal means just as the author intended, but the more important question is what did the author intend?
How is it obvious that it is an error, you haven’t demonstrated that evolution is incompatible with the faith. Not even the Church teaches that.
I don’t know enough about them to say. Whatever scientists say about these beings could be nonsense.
All part of God’s simple food chain.
What is your logic behind that, I seriously don’t follow how you came to that conclusion.
It is not impossible to reconcile otherwise the Church would have said so.
How is it junk science? Do you have quality science to explain the facts better?
It could be nonsense and could be good sense.
Actually, I was referring to certain Church leaders who feel pressured by the scientific community - including the Pontifical Academy of Science - to accept evolution or at the very least, make room for it (somehow) in Scripture.
I wouldn’t mind randomly mutating into an engineer. It would be a lot easier than four years of university. Do you think bees will ever build a space ship?
It’s funny you should mention that - Darwin’s books were the very first science-fiction novels. The trouble is, a lot of folks took them seriously - and still do!
It’s entirely possible.
“From some fissure the smoke of Satan has entered into the Temple of God.” - Pope Paul VI, 1972.
God took one of Adam rib’s and created Eve. How long do you think it took God to make a woman out of rib? I imagine it was instantaneous.
Good, but If a Cardinal can get away with it, then you can too - should you feel inclined.
I don’t know, but the vast majority of Church Fathers believed in a literal “24-hour day” interpretation.
By “guided” I mean God creates what he wants to create, regardless of the process, and he doesn’t leave creation to a sub-contractor.
I’d be a fool to rely on an atheist cult (aka the scientific community) to inform me about the origins of life and man.
No they do not. Bees build cells close together and try to build the cells outwards. That outward pressure in each individual cell results in the hexagonal pattern.
You would be mistaken. The Church allows you to believe that. She does not insist on it. That would be dogma.
God created a physical being (which eventually became the universe we know today) that develops on its own. This means that there is such a thing as secondary-causality. Perhaps you think God directly creates every single star, planet, and comet in the sky and doesn’t leave their development to natural processes. I disagree and neither does the catholic faith require me to believe in your version of creation… You have no dogmatic authority.