@GJDS My comments do not include one mention of the theory of evolution – this is because I do not see that as relevant.
In a previous post I asked you to elaborate on your earlier statement that you did not see the theory of evolution as relevant to the topic of transmission of original sin. You did not address this in your response. I hope you will do so now, and, if you have not already done so, to read the excellent blog “Evolutionary Creationism and Imago Dei” by John Hammett (Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) 6/20/12. He enumerates the same difficulties I encountered in the process of reconciling orthodox Catholicism with evolution. In this blog he quotes Alan Plantinga:
“Alvin Plantinga, in an argument against materialism, asks, “How could an immaterial soul have come to be by way of evolutionary processes?” He (Plantinga) quotes Richard Dawkins,
Catholic morality demands the presence of a great gulf between Homo Sapiens and the rest of the animal kingdom. Such a gulf is fundamentally anti-evolutionary [and hence wholly heretical?]. The sudden injection of an immortal soul in the timeline is an anti-evolutionary intrusion into the domain of science.
I am not sure that either Plantinga or Hammett are aware of Dawkins embarrassing attempt to explain the appearance of modern humans in a Great Leap Forward as “somehow the Homo sapiens brain was programmed.” [“Ancestor’s Tales” p. 35] Perhaps it was a Celestial Programmer that initiated this anti-evolutionary intrusion.
I accept your criticism that the GLF is not yet established science. But you can bet that in the dozen years since he published Ancestors, Dawkins has looked for evidence to discredit it.