Pope Replaces Intelligent Design Critic at Observatory

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c. 2006 Religion News Service VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Benedict XVI has appointed a new director of the Vatican Observatory, replacing the Rev. George Coyne, a long-serving Jesuit astronomer and a vocal opponent of “intelligent design” theory. It was unclear if the replacement of Coyne, the observatory’s director since 1978, reflected a sense of disapproval […]

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