This is from the http://blogs.nature.com/news/thegreatbeyond/2008/01/popes_takes_another_pop_at_sci.html" [Broken]
Attract and seduce? At least he agrees that science is sexy.This time the Pope seems to have waded into my favourite topic in the philosophy of science – reductionism. “Man is not the fruit of chance or a bundle of convergences, determinisms or physical and chemical reactions,” he boldly declared to scientists at a Paris meeting (Canada’s National Post).
He might have got away with this if he hadn’t gone further, saying “In an age when scientific developments attract and seduce with the possibilities they offer, it’s more important than ever to educate our contemporaries’ consciences so that science does not become the criteria for goodness.”
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