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American Catholic Philosophical Quarterly

Volume 85, Issue 2, Spring 2011

Kenneth W. Kemp
Pages 217-236
DOI: 10.5840/acpq201185213

Science, Theology, and Monogenesis

Francisco Ayala and others have argued that recent genetic evidence shows that the origins of the human race cannot be monogenetic, as the Church has traditionally taught. This paper replies to that objection, developing a distinction between biological and theological species first proposed by Andrew Alexander in 1964.