Something I wrote a long time ago — Doesn’t this current state of ignorance about the origins of life give room for creationist? — sticks with me because its one of those things that are terribly-obvious-but-seemingly-disputed-and-yet-disproved.
I’m in good company. The Pope said something similar recently:
Debaters wrongly present the two sides “as if they were alternatives that are exclusive – whoever believes in the creator could not believe in evolution, and whoever asserts belief in evolution would have to disbelieve in God,” the pontiff said.
“This contrast is an absurdity, because there are many scientific tests in favor of evolution, which appears as a reality that we must see and enriches our understanding of life and being.
“But the doctrine of evolution does not answer all questions, and it does not answer above all the great philosophical question: From where does everything come?”