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Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Cardinal Schoenborn blasts Dover decision

Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn (often spelled "Schonborn" with or without an umlaut on the first "o"), chief editor of the Catholic catechism, has long been a critic of Darwinism. An AOL news article reports that he has recently condemned the Dover decision. The article says,

The cardinal said he found it "amazing" that a U.S. federal court ruled in 2005 that the Dover, Pa., public school district could not teach the concept of "intelligent design" as part of its science class . . . . .

. . ."A truly liberal society would at least allow students to hear of the debate," he said.

Schoenborn's comments came in a speech Wednesday night sponsored by the Homeland Foundation, a philanthropy that funds cultural and religious programs, many involving the Catholic Church.

It is the latest in a series of remarks he has made on the topic. The cardinal, who is close to Pope Benedict XVI , has said he wants to correct what he calls a widespread misconception that the Catholic Church has given a blanket endorsement to Darwin's theories.

The "intelligent design" concept has been promoted most prominently by the Discovery Institute, a think tank in Seattle. Asked after the speech if he was endorsing the institute's beliefs, Schoenborn would say only "listen to my arguments," cautioning that his views should not be put "in a box."

"I don't belong to any kind of boxes," he said.

Not only did Judge Jones prohibit requiring teaching of ID, he even prohibited requiring mention of ID.

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