Sunday, July 23, 2006

"Scotty" Specter--Beamed to Another Planet

One can only speculate about Arlen Specter. He thinks highly of "Scottish Law," is notorious for his opposition to many of GWB's policies, and now makes it clear that he's an ignorant bozo as well.

Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., made a false accusation against the Catholic Church during debate on the Senate floor over federal funding of embryonic stem-cell research, according to Catholic News Service.

Arguing President Bush's opposition to the federal funding on moral grounds could seriously set back scientific discovery, Specter said: "Pope Boniface VII (sic) banned the practice of cadaver dissection in the 1200s. This stopped the practice for over 300 years and greatly slowed the accumulation of education regarding human anatomy."

... Specter not only misidentified the pope, the Catholic news site asserts, but most historical sources indicate no pontiff in history was responsible for the type of ban cited by Specter.

The Catholic Encyclopedia says the "only possible explanation of the misunderstanding that the bull forbade dissection is that someone read only the first part of the title and considered that ... one of the methods of preparing bodies for study in anatomy was by boiling them in order to be able to remove the flesh from them easily, (and) that this decree forbade such practices thereafter."

I imagine that Specter would be in high dudgeon if a Catholic were to quote "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" on the Senate floor while opposing US aid to Israel.

Stupidity, Arlen, is not excused under "Scottish Law."

Beam yourself back, "Scotty," and apologize.

1 comment:

The Badgerland Conservative said...

That's our pal, Arlen "Magic Bullet" Spector. Did you expect anything less?