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Vatican official: "Intelligent design" not science

The so-called "intelligent design" theory has taken a beating lately as voters have rejected it, and even Pennsylvania's reactionary Sen. Rick Santorum has come out against it being taught in public schools.

Add the Vatican to the list of critics as its chief astronomer has now dismissed it:

The Rev. George Coyne, the Jesuit director of the Vatican Observatory, said placing intelligent design theory alongside that of evolution in school programs was "wrong" and was akin to mixing apples with oranges.

"Intelligent design isn't science even though it pretends to be," the ANSA news agency quoted Coyne as saying on the sidelines of a conference in Florence. "If you want to teach it in schools, intelligent design should be taught when religion or cultural history is taught, not science."

"Hard argument to beat." -Ben, who sent me the link.


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