Friday, January 20, 2006


I never expected the Catholic Church to take the side of Darwin in the battle between evolution and Intelligent Design. Maybe I should have known that even the Catholic Church can recognize ridiculous American arguments when it sees them. Here are some gems from the article:

The author, Fiorenzo Facchini, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Bologna, laid out the scientific rationale for Darwin's theory of evolution, saying that in the scientific world, biological evolution "represents the interpretative key of the history of life on Earth."

He lamented that certain American "creationists" had brought the debate back to the "dogmatic" 1800s, and said their arguments weren't science but ideology.


Intelligent design "doesn't belong to science and the pretext that it be taught as a scientific theory alongside Darwin's explanation is unjustified," he wrote.

"It only creates confusion between the scientific and philosophical and religious planes."

I know this will not change anything in America because American conservatives only listen to the Pope when it is convenient (abortion) and ignore him when it isn't (death penalty).