Religion: The Side of the Serpent

Scientists, once so sure that they were leading mankind out of religious darkness, do not stress the point these days, and churchmen are speaking out quite boldly again about such old-fashioned concepts as Original Sin and the Last Judgment. Last week a prominent scientist did his best to answer back.

Before the Royal Society of New Zealand's Eighth Science Congress, Australia's top atomic physicist, Marcus Laurence Oliphant, attacked recent statements by Pope Pius XII and Labor Leader Clement R. Attlee citing the misuse of science as a menace to the world. Scientist Oliphant implied that the world's sorry state is the fault...

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