Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Stories below the fold

DavidReneke posts an interview with the Vatican's astronomer from the NZHerald.

A good article that corrects a lot of misconceptions, from the conspiracy theories that the Vatican is in touch with ET trying to take over the world to the absurdity of the new atheists.

I laughed at this part.

....the reason that people think they are at odds is because most people stop learning about science when they’re 12, and most people stop learning about religion when they’re 12.
What does a 12-year-old know about science?
It’s a big book of facts, and they feel the same about religion; they learned it at Sunday school, so it must be true.

and he explains why the pope, who has a degree in chemistry, is so involved in climate change.

his expertise is meteorites.

read the whole thing.

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