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By Diogenes (articles - email) | Nov 30, 2010

Richard Posner, a learned jurist who has written many intelligent things about law and economics, embarrasses himself when he writes on contraception and the Catholic Church:

In 1930, responding to the Anglican Church’s rescission of its prohibition of contraception, Pope Pius VI  made an “infallible” declaration unequivocally reiterating the Catholic Church’s age-old prohibition of the practice, and his declaration was repeated by subsequent popes well into the 1990s.

In 20 seconds, how many gross errors of fact can you find in that single sentence? (We're not looking for misleading statements or silly interpretations; only plain, dumb factual errors count.) If you can't find at least 3, you should be embarrassed too. 

Richard Cross holds a doctorate in psychology, who has taught at the university level, including at Franciscan University. He is currently an educational researcher and consultant in the field of psychology and related disciplines.
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