From The Independent:
The theories of evolution and the Big Bang are real and God is not “a magician with a magic wand”, Pope Francis has declared.
Speaking at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, the Pope made comments which experts said put an end to the “pseudo theories” of creationism and intelligent design that some argue were encouraged by his predecessor, Benedict XVI.
Francis explained that both scientific theories were not incompatible with the existence of a creator – arguing instead that they “require it”.
“When we read about Creation in Genesis, we run the risk of imagining God was a magician, with a magic wand able to do everything. But that is not so,” Francis said.
He added: “He created human beings and let them develop according to the internal laws that he gave to each one so they would reach their fulfillment.
New Rule: When next any christianist attempts to bolster a superstition-based argument by asserting that there are over a billion christians, said christian must verbally (and if necessary in writing) acknowledge that the denomination of most of those billion-plus now espouses that creationism is BS.
I actually do feel safer than I did six years ago, because on Oct. 27, 2008 George W. Bush and Dick Cheney were in control of the executive branch.
Go home to your pig farm (sound stage.)
That’s 22 year-old St. Louis Cardinals rookie Oscar Taveras, three years ago when he was with the Quad Cities River Bandits (batting in the playoffs at Clinton against the Lumberkings on Sept. 7, 2011; the Bandits won the MWL Championship that year.)
Reports indicate that he was killed today in a car wreck in the Dominican Republic.
This one was from July 14 of that year – in Davenport against the Dayton Dragons. He’s about to make contact with the ball; I checked my records, and I’m pretty sure he connected with it for a hit.