Pope Francis made it clear in his speech at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences his thoughts of the The Big Bang Theory and the evolution. The leader of the Catholic Church said that the theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”.
Francis said that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”.
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so. He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment,” the Pope explained.
Francis added, “Evolution in nature is not inconsistent with the notion of creation, because evolution requires the creation of beings that evolve.”
Giovanni Bignami, a professor and president of Italy’s National Institute for Astrophysics, told the Italian news agency Adnkronos: “The pope’s statement is significant. We are the direct descendents from the Big Bang that created the universe. Evolution came from creation.”