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What the Media Got Wrong about Pope Francis and Evolution

Pope Francis

Have you heard about Pope Francis’ recent comments about God, evolution, and Creation? If so, chances are you’ve heard wrong. Here are four things you should know:   1. Pope Francis is Not an Atheist Amazingly, the popular news site Independent Journal Review (IJ Review) ran — and as of this writing, is still running — the following headline: “God is not a Divine Being”? We’re supposed to believe that the pope got up, denied that God was actually God, and that everything just went on as business as usual? Obviously, this story is false. It’s the result of two things: bad translating, and atrocious... Read More


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God, Professors, and Evolutionary Biology Classes

Professor David P. Barash recently wrote an opinion column in the New York Times titled... Read More

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I've written here at Strange Notions in the past about miracles and skepticism, and about... Read More


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I regularly get emails from people who say that they've been seeking God, but haven't found... Read More