Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church and Life on Earth
A new discovery in space has sparked widespread debate about the origin of life on Earth. While some say the new evidence proves Christianity is wrong about creation, a prominent spokesman of the Russian Orthodox Church disagrees.
Sputnik News: Russian Orthodox Church Accepts that Life on Earth May have Come from Comet
The Russian Orthodox Church has conceded that organic matter found on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet by Philae may prove that comets may have been responsible for bringing life matter to Earth, Russian media reported.
MOSCOW, November 20 (Sputnik) — The Russian Orthodox Church does not rule out the possibility that organic molecules found on the 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko comet by the European Space Agency’s Rosetta mission may prove that comets could have been responsible for bringing life to Earth, Russian media reported.
In an interview for the TASS news agency on Thursday, Archpriest Vsevolod Chaplin stated that it is entirely possible that “God could have created the world through various means, including via organic molecules, which exist in the depths of comets.”
The archpriest’s comments come two days after the Rosetta probe’s Philae lander found hard ice and organic molecules on the surface of the 67P after landing there last week.
The statement is a confirmation of the Russian Orthodox Church’s position on evolution, accepted by a majority of its followers, which holds that scientific theories such as Darwin’s theory of evolution and the Big Bang Theory h
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