Thank you for visiting IDvolution.org.
My name is Jim Serafin and I reside near Buffalo NY. I have always had an interest in science and more recently how it intersects with faith. In a time when many believe science to be only the authority of truth I hope this site will show what Pope John Paul II stated:
"Science can purify religion from error and superstition; religion can
purify science from idolatry and false absolutes. Each can draw the
other into a wider world, a world in which both can flourish."
"For the truth of the matter is that the Church and the scientific
community will inevitably interact; their options do not include
isolation. Christians will inevitably assimilate the prevailing ideas
about the world, and today these are deeply shaped by science. The only
question is whether they will do this critically or unreflectively, with
depth and nuance or with a shallowness that debases the Gospel and
leaves us ashamed before history. Scientists, like all human beings,
will make decisions upon what ultimately gives meaning and value to
their lives and to their work. This they will do well or poorly, with
the reflective depth that theological wisdom can help them attain, or
with an unconsidered absolutizing of their results beyond their
reasonable and proper limits." LETTER OF HIS HOLINESS JOHN PAUL II TO REVEREND GEORGE V. COYNE, S.J.
DIRECTOR OF THE VATICAN OBSERVATORY
This site is designed to be a faithful and solid reference for those seeking this intersection. You will find many supporting links, documents and videos from modern science to centuries old faith resources.
John Horvat tje Author of Return to Order had this to say: "What a refreshing website! It tells it like it is. No apologies or
anything like that. The contributors are proud to present Church
Perry Marshall Author of the Groundbreaking Evolution 2.0 said "The thesis of your site is that there is design behind evolution and in September 2015 my book will be released. It makes the same claim, it's called "Evolution 2.0: Breaking the Deadlock Between Darwin and Design."
"Even though faith is above reason, there can never be any real
disagreement between faith and reason, since it is the same God who
reveals the mysteries and infuses faith, and who has endowed the human
mind with the light of reason. God cannot deny himself, nor can truth
ever be in opposition to truth. The appearance of this kind of specious
contradiction is chiefly due to the fact that either the dogmas of faith
are not understood and explained in accordance with the mind of the
church, or unsound views are mistaken for the conclusions of reason.
Therefore we define that every assertion contrary to the truth of
enlightened faith is totally false." See Lateran council V, session 8
IDvolution is based on this premise that faith and reason cannot be opposed that in the areas of intersection both must be true.
IDvolution is philosophy which is distinct from Intelligent Design the Science. Properly reasoned science itself builds the foundation for IDvolution. Revelation gives us the truth of the "Word" together with the witness of the intelligibility of the universe.
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