The pope, the big bang, and evolution

A couple of friends that I work with turned my attention to a story in the news a few weeks ago (http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pope-francis-declares-evolution-and-big-bang-theory-are-right-and-god-isnt-a-magician-with-a-magic-wand-9822514.html).  It is regarding the pope’s view on the universe and origins of life.  My response below: You both told me about what the pope said regarding evolution and I think it deserves discussion.  […]