Monday, April 29, 2013

Don't fall for it...

Mark Shea on St. Stephen Hawking and the Really True Story of How Catholics are Forbidden to Study if Catholics haven't been studying Creation for 2,000 years.

I like this bit:

It’s the sort of thing only believed and circulated by members of the English Chattering Class (and, of course, by Americans who feel an instinctive sense of inferiority both to the English and to guys in lab coats). And since it is common knowledge that the Catholic Church hates and fears science, such a claim doesn’t need to be verified since we’re all, you know, on the same page here. I mean just look at the way the Church has always persecuted scientists such as Galileo and… well, oh, you know everyone!
In related English Secular Upper Class News, Hawking concluded his presentation with a Q&A session, and the the last question he answered earned one of the night’s biggest laughs.
“We’re in an era where we can control machines with our thoughts,” began the questioner, so besides Hawking’s motorized wheelchair, what else would he like to use that for?
“What I’d really like to control is not machines, but people,” the professor responded.

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