“The basic building blocks of human eyesight turn out to be practically perfect.”
“Grant me Zea, and I’ll evolve you corn” is a whole lot like Darwin saying, “Grant me a mudfish…” for the origin of Vertebrata.
Franciscan University, Steubenville, Ohio, hosted a conference on Science and Faith a couple of months ago that emphasized issues now under discussion in the Catholic Church.
Benedict has never affirmed “Darwinian evolution.” In fact, he has explicitly repudiated it.
If a ring species existed it would not be an example of observed speciation.