Pope Francis, Scientist

Trafny will co-host a conference focusing on adult stem cell therapies with the pharmaceutical company NeoStem at the Vatican on April 11, a project which the Vatican has partly funded.

This unusual marriage of church and biotech is a targeted public affairs initiative. The Vatican aims to use the partnership to show people there is an alternative to embryonic stem cell research – which it vehemently opposes – that doesn’t involve the destruction of human embryos.

via Vatican seeks to rebrand its relationship with science – CNN.com.

This is great, actually and glad to see this happening.

Science is not scary, folks… not at all

Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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  1. This is great news. Of course, it also exposes the agenda behind embryonic stem cell research. Adult stem cell research is proving far more successful than embryonic stem cells anyways.

    One fascinating figure is Tadeusz Pacholczyk. He received his Ph.D. at Yale in neuroscience and did his post-doctoral work at Harvard. Having worked as a neuroscientist, he later became a Catholic priest and studied dogmatic theology and bioethics. There are few people with his scientific credentials. He now runs the National Catholics Bioethics Center in Philadelphia.

    This guy is a major intellectual. Watch him shine in this roundtable discussion show. I think it’s pretty obvious who the brightest bulb in this chandelier is.

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