1. The Vatican is sponsoring a conference on evolution to mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s "The Origin of Species." Proponents of creationism and intelligent design were not invited to speak because organizers "wanted to create a conference that was strictly scientific." Link. Via.
Here's the website for the Pontifical Council for Culture, which is organizing the conference to be held in Rome.
(Darwin's Gym t-shirt previously posted here.)
2. An adviser to the Chinese Central Committee contends that Christianity and the ethical system based upon its teachings are the reason that Western countries dominate the global economy. Link. Via.
3. Forget Sarah Palin, here's real censorship occurring right now. Via.
*Previously: The Unicorn Museum.
*Buy Dan Simmons' excellent sci-fi series about the Catholic Church.