Monday, November 14, 2005

Pat Robertson vs. the Pope

Will Saletan in the Slate.

I'm not sure it's really fair to compare the two, as if their statements were of equal weight as far as figuring out what the "designer" is up to. Besides, I'm really not sure it's at all fair to call Benedict as being part of the "Intelligent Design movement", if by that one means the political movement in the US to get ID taught as science in school classrooms. Like the Pope structures his angelus address to respond to the the goings on in Dover, Delaware.

Robertson's fulminations are, as always, quite entertaining.

The point about science being taught in science classrooms is well taken, however.


Dev Thakur said...

It's Dover, Pennsylvania :-).

Small town.

Gashwin said...

Whoops! :) I thought I'd heard Pennsylvania in the news. All those credit cards offers from Dover, Delaware have addled my brain ... mea culpa. :)