November 8, 2005

Vatican to Intelligent Design: Get a Life

Benedict says, "Didn't you get the memo? We're moving into the 19th century, dumbasses."

No seriously, for the first time in awhile, I'm proud to be a Catholic on a contentious theological issue.

Vatican says God thinks evolution's a great idea.

Even more encouraging is that, in affirming evolution, the Vatican purposely pointed to its mistakes with Galileo. Given that the Vatican doesn't "make" mistakes, that's cool.

Update: Unfortunately, though, Kansas has just passed new standards that use language that specifically attempt to discredit evolution. And don't forget about the Pennsylvania case where a judge will "rule soon in a lawsuit against a school district policy that requires science teachers to say that evolution is unproven."

Umm. Put me and a copy of Karl Popper's The Logic of Scientific Discovery on the stand we'll take care of this whole "unproven=uncertain" bullshit right away. (read the Popper link for an explanation)

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