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Catholic cardinal says scientists, US schools stifling debate on faith and evolution
NEW YORK: An influential Roman Catholic cardinal whose comments on evolution are closely followed condemned a court decision that barred a Pennsylvania school district from teaching "intelligent design" in biology class.
Cardinal Christoph Schoenborn of Vienna said in a lecture that restricting debate about Darwin's theory of evolution amounts to censorship in schools and in the broader public.
"Commonly in the scientific community every inquiry into the scientific weaknesses of the theory is blocked off at the very outset," Schoenborn said of Darwinism. "To some extent there prevails a type of censoring here of the sort for which one eagerly reproached the church in former times."...