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Pope's science advisor decries fundamentalist Christians

Father George Coyne, Director of the Vatican Observatory and adjunct professor at the University of Arizona. (PHoto courtesy of the Catholic News Service)

By Robert Frederick, KWMU


St. Louis, MO – The head of the Vatican's observatory said yesterday that the fundamentalist Christian view of using Scripture to teach science is a "plague on our society."

Father George Coyne made those comments to a group of science teachers in St. Louis.

It was part of a session on evolution at the annual meeting of the AAAS, the world's largest scientific society.

KWMUs Robert Frederick was the only reporter to speak with Father Coyne afterwards. Coyne spoke of the distinctions between science and Scripture.

- extended interview

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