Thursday, January 19, 2006

Voices of reason heard on high

Link Jan 19, 2006:
The Roman Catholic Church has restated its support for evolution with an article praising a U.S. court decision that rejects the "intelligent design" theory as non-scientific.

The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that teaching intelligent design -- which argues that life is so complex that it needed a supernatural creator -- alongside Darwin's theory of evolution would only cause confusion.

and from late last year, Link:
The Vatican's chief astronomer said Friday that "intelligent design" isn't science and doesn't belong in science classrooms, the latest high-ranking Roman Catholic official to enter the evolution debate in the United States.

Seems like most of the fundie insanity is coming from the United States (and the Middle East), but there's still hope as long as there's a shred of reason left somewhere in the world. The pendulum can still swing.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The Vatican is getting better on timely pronouncements. It took them 359 years to admit they were wrong about Galileo's "heretical" views.