Tuesday, May 09, 2006

They're gonna get letters

Sometimes I'm impressed by people that work for the Vatican. A Vatican astronomer has said that Creationism and it's marketing arm Intelligent Design are a destructive myth that is basically a kind of paganism. Get that? Creationism is Paganism. They're gonna get letters. Heh.

The Astronomer also has a reassuringly responsible view of the role religion should play in society. In matters of truth and knowledge, he points out, Science does a much better job than religion, and so, he says, the role of Religion should be to provide the ethical touchstone to what we do with the technology and knowledge we gather. Indeed, he says that the very idea that Science and Religion are at odds is dangerous - they should naturally be in synergy, and only when fundamentalism pulls them apart from each other do problems happen.

(Via BoingBoing.)

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