Sure they may have persecuted the likes of Galileo in the past, but never let it be said that the Catholic church doesn’t learn from at least some of its mistakes. In an article in the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano the church reaffirmed its stance that ID isn’t science and shouldn’t be taught in science classrooms:
The author, Fiorenzo Facchini, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Bologna, laid out the scientific rationale for Darwin’s theory of evolution, saying that in the scientific world, biological evolution “represents the interpretative key of the history of life on Earth.”
He lamented that certain American “creationists” had brought the debate back to the “dogmatic” 1800s, and said their arguments weren’t science but ideology.
“This isn’t how science is done,” he wrote. “If the model proposed by Darwin is deemed insufficient, one should look for another, but it’s not correct from a methodological point of view to take oneself away from the scientific field pretending to do science.”
Intelligent design “doesn’t belong to science and the pretext that it be taught as a scientific theory alongside Darwin’s explanation is unjustified,” he wrote.
“It only creates confusion between the scientific and philosophical and religious planes.”
Of course confusion is pretty much the goal of the IDiots who want to get the non-theory into classrooms. Now if we can just get the Catholic church to stop being so idiotic about birth control we’ll really be making some progress.