Thursday, September 18, 2008

A Church's Enlightened View Toward Darwin

The Church of England has issued an apology to Charles Darwin. Good Religion Needs Good Science is a nice essay about the relationship between two of the strongest forces in human society.

The apology is pretty unambiguous:
Charles Darwin: 200 years from your birth, the Church of England owes you an apology for misunderstanding you and, by getting our first reaction wrong, encouraging others to misunderstand you still.
But Rev. Dr. Malcolm Brown makes several other good points in the essay such as describing ways in which Darwin's ideas have been misapplied in the past. Kudos to the Anglicans for confronting this issue so directly.

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