Friday, February 20, 2009

Evolution and the LDS Church

Here's my standard explanation (with links):

BYU's Board of Trustees (which includes members of the First Presidency and Quorum of the Twelve) has stated, “there has never been a formal declaration from the First Presidency addressing the general matter of organic evolution as a process for development of biological species” (see the cover letter to the 1992 BYU Evolution Packet). Of humans, this letter states, “The scriptures tell why man was created, but they do not tell how.”

For details about official LDS positions on evolution, including material approved to be presented at BYU, plus some additional and very interesting items, see the following:





(an entire issue of a journal at BYU-Idaho on the subject; see especially

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