Monday, November 07, 2005

Vatican Supports Science

File this under surprising but welcome news. A Vatican cardinal said yesterday that the faithful should listen to what science has to offer, and warned that religion risks turning into ''fundamentalism" if it ignores scientific reason. They still remember being on the wrong side of Galileo.

He went on to point out that science in turn should listen to religion on certain things as well, citing the development of nuclear weapons as a chief example. I'm no Catholic, but the whole thing had me nodding my head. (Luckily, stem cells didn't come up in the article.)

As I've said before: Let science be science and religion be religion. Mixing them together, as the current crop of creationists try to do, cheapens both of them.

UPDATE: Found a link that actually worked.

NP: "Something Lost" - Long Pigs

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