And when I say religious dogma, I mean the secular kind. Recall the controversy over the Pope’s comments on AIDS and condoms? At least one Harvard academic is saying the immortal gods of science prove the Pope right:
A senior Harvard research scientist confirmed that Pope Benedict XVI, who endured heavy criticism for declaring that condom distribution programs worsen the AIDS epidemic in Africa, was actually correct. Dr. Edward C. Green, director of the AIDS Prevention Research Project at the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies, told National Review Online last week that despite AIDS activists and media outlets pounding the pope for downplaying the effectiveness of condoms, the science actually supports the Catholic leader’s claim.
(cross-posted to The Shotgun)