I have a new Muse piece up on Nature news – very little done in editing, so I’ll just give the link. I fear that there will be more griping about my being soft on religion, but I don’t see it that way at all. The fact that so many religious people have so little interest in the intellectual tradition of religion should cause far more concern among religious leaders than it does. Of course, maybe some of them like it that way, their followers passive and unquestioning. Anyway, the point is that you can disagree with Aquinas et al., but it is absurd to suggest that they were just deluded or lacking in analytical acumen. That isn’t in any way the implication of the Science paper discussed here, but I imagine some interpretations will take that angle.