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The Vatican's Position Evolves

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Science  01 Nov 1996:
Vol. 274, Issue 5288, pp. 717
DOI: 10.1126/science.274.5288.717


The theory of evolution got a papal blessing last week. But in fact, the Pope's pronouncement doesn't go much beyond the Vatican's 1950 endorsement of evolution as a theory meriting further investigation.