Sunday, 26 December 2010


I've been reading a number of 19th-century attempts to reconcile Science and Biblical literalism recently, for slightly obscure reasons. I've read enough to know I've barely scratched the surface of a vast area of human intellectual endeavour. So here's my question: presumably (I say so because it seems to me very obvious) somebody somewhere has argued that evolution happened as scientists suggest, but that God intervened in 4004 BC to gift two individuals in the Middle East with 'soul', so distinguishing them from the animals? But who?


Steve said...

I'm not sure about 4004 B.C., but Pope Pius XII in the encyclical Humani Generis made a distinction between the possible evolution of the physical human form and the creation of the soul, which was God's domain.

Adam Roberts Project said...