“Science cannot answer the questions relating to the Genesis of Matter and
Life; or, prove that there has been ever any evolution of life from inert matter; or, that
animate primordial life forms actually evolved from inanimate matter. Only Philosophy
based on Natural Revelation and beyond that Theology based on Biblical Revelation
can arrive at an answer to any question of Origin of Matter and Life that is
intellectually and scientifically satisfactory.
Philosophically speaking, ‘Effect’ cannot be greater than the ‘Cause’. Now,
that rules out the possibility of any blind chance (a lesser cause) giving rise to matter (a
greater effect), and inanimate matter (a lesser cause) giving rise to animate life forms
(a greater effect).Therefore, theologically speaking, GOD, as the Prime Mover and
Uncaused Cause, is the Creator of Matter and Life including Human Life as well as
the Unseen or Invisible Spirit-life.”
~~~ Fr. Carmo Martins, Personal Notes, paraphrased.