Thursday, 17 January 2008

Pope accused of despising science

Pope Benedict XVI has called off a visit to Rome's oldest University, La Sapienza amidst hostility from both academic staff and students accusing him of 'despising science and defending the Inquisition's condemnation of Galileo'. At a speech made in 1990 at La Sapienza he quoted the judgement of an Austrian philosopher of science who wrote that the church's trial of Galileo was "reasonable and fair".,,2241497,00.html

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