Papal bull

If this turns out to be true (and, from the vibes I've been picking up lately, it almost certainly will), then I take back everything nice I've ever said about the Pope:

Guardian: Pope prepares to embrace theory of intelligent design

Philosophers, scientists and other intellectuals close to Pope Benedict will gather at his summer palace outside Rome this week for intensive discussions that could herald a fundamental shift in the Vatican's view of evolution.

There have been growing signs the Pope is considering aligning his church more closely with the theory of "intelligent design" taught in some US states. Advocates of the theory argue that some features of the universe and nature are so complex that they must have been designed by a higher intelligence. Critics say it is a disguise for creationism.

Oh, that's right, I have never said anything nice about the Pope.

Right, wasn't I?

Of course, you realise this means war.

Richard Carter

A fat, bearded chap with a Charles Darwin fixation.

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