"Darwin was the first to use data from nature to convince people that evolution is true, and his idea of natural selection was truly novel. It testifies to his genius that the concept of natural theology, accepted by most educated Westerners before 1859, was vanquished within only a few years by a single five-hundred-page book. On the Origin of Species turned the mysteries of life's diversity from mythology into genuine science." -- Jerry Coyne
Saturday, May 13, 2017
The comment I did not write at the Wall Street Journal to avoid never ending harassment from Catholic assholes.
"The pope has hinted at skepticism over one claim the church has been reviewing for years, of ongoing daily visions in Medjugorje, Bosnia-Herzegovina, which have spawned a local pilgrimage industry."
Mr. Pope knows the Medjugorje fantasy is ridiculous but his job requires him to not say that.
It's a business. The hotels and restaurants make people wealthy where before there was only poverty.