Magisterium re-opens the Index Librorum Prohibitorum
September 30, 2013 § 4 Comments
The Faithful should read the motu proprio for themselves, but here is the central rationale:
A politically motivated, decades-long war on expertise has eroded the popular consensus on a wide variety of scientifically validated topics. Everything, from evolution to the origins of climate change, is mistakenly up for grabs again. Scientific certainty is just another thing for two people to “debate” on television. And because comments sections tend to be a grotesque reflection of the media culture surrounding them, the cynical work of undermining bedrock scientific doctrine is now being done beneath our own stories, within a website devoted to championing science.
(HT commenter Maryland Bill at Catholic and Enjoying It).