See? In there? That’s science!

art.pope.tomb.afp.giThat’s what the Pope was saying, so I’m told.

Carbon dating tests were performed on tiny bone fragments from a sarcophagus in the Basilica of St. Paul in Rome, and revealed to be from someone who lived in the first or second century. The Pope said that this proves they are the bones of the Apostle St. Paul.

It’s great that the church is finally embracing science. We just need to explain to them now that science is sort of the opposite of religion in that it’s based on facts and tends to be pretty specific. Not always totally specific – You know, black holes and all. But maybe a bit more narrowed in.