So, apparently the pope is spouting off again. Â PZ rants and points to an article here. I’m a bit conflicted on this point. While I acknowledge that the pope does have loads of influence over many throughout the world, and it sucks that some (including my family) will blindly follow anything he says, what I find compelling about this is that I can’t help believing that all this motion toward anti-science medievalism on the part of the church will begin to polarize its members, especially in the developed world. I don’t think I’m alone in thinking that the church is in for a major schism in the not too distant future.