Monday, December 22, 2008

All Apologies

Pope Benedict XVI (a.k.a. Joey Ratz) is celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo's use of the telescope, despite the fact that the Catholic Church condemned the astronomer for agreeing with Nicholas Copernicus that the Earth isn't the center of the universe. To be fair, Ratzo isn't the first pope to offer and olive branch to science and reason. Pope John Paul II officially apologized for the church's treatment of Galileo in 1992. I know that seems pretty recent for an admission of irrefutable fact, but keep in mind that in 1992, the U.S. dollar was still worth something. See? Now it seems like forever ago. The Rat Man went on to explain that scientific discoveries in general and astronomy in particular offer more opportunities to marvel at the wonders of God's infinite creation. Now if only God would answer my prayers and tell me why He created dark energy and just what the hell that stuff is. Maybe He can't hear me from His home in the gaps of scientific knowledge? More details here.

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