We noted that the Vatican astronomer who called creation a “destructive myth” was sacked, although neither party is framing it in those words. Now it seems that the pope is having a week long series of meetings at his summer palace with the creation – evolution debate as the topic. The rumor is he is going to haul back John Paul’s seeming endorsement of evolution and tentatively dip the papal toe in the ‘intelligent design’ waters. Yay! Now if they can just have the courage to name that intelligent designer with the name of Jesus Christ … but it is a move in the right direction.