Francis I on a "Plan Inscribed in Nature"
This papacy is starting off nicely, in a number of ways. Here's one. Pope Francis I, in his installation Mass homily, delivered on Tuesday:
Please, I would like to ask all those who have positions of responsibility in economic, political and social life, and all men and women of goodwill: let us be "protectors" of creation, protectors of God's plan inscribed in nature, protectors of one another and of the environment.The obvious religious context aside -- he's the Pope, after all -- plans being "inscribed in nature" is language pregnant with significance. From Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell (p. 347):
Our uniform experience affirms that specified information -- whether inscribed hieroglyphics, written in a book, encoded in a radio signal, or produced in a simulation experiment -- always arises from an intelligent source, from a mind and not a strictly material process.