More corruption of science
October 9, 2003 8:42 AM   Subscribe

More corruption of science in the service of religious or political doctrine. (sigh) Actually, the science isn't corrupt. Just the vile persons who doom millions of others to suffering and death by promulgating religious nonsense as scientific fact.
posted by twsf (3 comments total)

This post was deleted for the following reason: the other post is better

posted by languagehat at 8:52 AM on October 9, 2003

You know, when the vatican starts telling people what virus' do, I think they've forfeited that whole 'Religion does one thing, science another' argument they trot out when someone accuses them of irrelevance.

Perhaps they would be so kind as to explain their experimental data, and explain where they got it. Is there a secret condom testing room in the vatican? Is that why the pope always looks so tired? Or did the big G appear in a flash of light and, not bothering to mention anything about the middle east, say: "Condoms. Bad."?
posted by lumpenprole at 8:54 AM on October 9, 2003

The Vatican's Cardinal Trujillo said: "They [the NIH and the WHO] are wrong about that [that viruses can't get through condoms]... this is an easily recognisable fact."

Wow. My moral authority is bigger than your moral authority. Or, as we in the mathematics game call this, "Proof by Intimidation and Repeated Assertion."
posted by gleuschk at 8:55 AM on October 9, 2003

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