Monday, April 11, 2011

Can you hear that whirring noise?

It's Galileo spinning in his grave. The Vice President of the Consiglio Nazionale di Ricerca, Italy's state research council, opines the following:

1. That paradise really existed
2. That the Japanese tsunami was divine punishment
3. That Darwin was wrong
4. That Islam is a religion based on violence and oppression

He's said lots of other objectionable things, but these four seem to be particularly inconsistent with any commitment to the scientific method.

Dark ages here we come. Here's a petition you can sign asking for his removal.