Respectful Insolence

Archives for September 18, 2007

“Degenerate” art?

As the resident World War II maven on ScienceBlogs, I noted with interested PZ’s mention of a story from Germany about a German Cardinal’s jaw-droppingly bad choice of words: A German cardinal has triggered a storm of criticism in Germany by describing atheist art as “degenerate” — a term usually avoided in public discourse because…

My recent update of my ongoing discussion of the Abraham Cherrix case reminded me that there’s a bit of alarming e-mail being sent out and forwarded far and wide. If you read it, at first glance, you will think it sounds utterly horrifying, the Abraham Cherrix and Katie Wernecke cases all rolled up into one…