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August 2005
New Scientist;8/13/2005, Vol. 187 Issue 2512, p4
This article reports that a rift has opened up within the Catholic church over the compatibility of the theory of evolution with Christian faith. The Vatican's chief astronomer, the American Jesuit priest George Coyne, has rebuffed controversial comments made by Cardinal Christoph Schönborn in newspaper "The New York Times" on July 7, 2005 that Darwinism is incompatible with a belief in God. Coyne has slammed these comments in an article in "The Tablet," a Catholic newspaper. Coyne's article followed comments from U.S. President George W. Bush on August 1, that schools should teach children about intelligent design.


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