Wednesday, December 30, 2015

No kidding …

 It's Infallible: Pope Francis' Statements on the Scientific Details of Climate Change Aren't Binding on Catholics | The Stream. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The Christian faith alone does not teach us the details of chemistry, astronomy, metallurgy, economics or political science, though it offers moral standards on the proper use of each. So it is intrinsically impossible for the pope, as pope, to speak with any more authority on the details of climate science than any other non-scientist. Nor is he better suited than you or I to evaluate the so-called “consensus” of actual scientists. He might as well be picking stocks or rewriting the scores of Broadway musicals, for which he has equal divine authority: none.
Bishop Coronado is further proof, if any were needed, that ninnies can rise in the hierarchy.

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