I would like to point out that what Pope actually said was, "A little learning is a dangerous thing," not "a little knowledge." The thing about a little learning, you see, is that it of necessity comes with a whole lot of ignorance.
There are a lot of religious scientists, though this does not in and of itself make religion right. However, it proves that there is no validity to the Fundamentalists' view of "atheistic science." Isn't evidence what's important?
Ah, but religion requires no evidence. And that alone is why I do not rely on it to tell me how the world works. As I've said before, I don't know how my sewing machine works, so how can I expect to know how the universe works?
What's more, there's a lot of Catholics who do turn to science for answers. I know; I'm related to quite a few of them. I'm just glad the Church is choosing to reinforce that.
"Now everyone was giving her that kind of look UFOlogists get when they suddenly say, 'Hey, if you shade your eyes you can see it is just a flock of geese after all.'"
"You can't erase icing."
"I can't believe it doesn't work! I found it on the internet, man!"