::SOME HOPE IN THE POPE::
This was kind of surprising: Vatican: Faithful Should Listen to Science
"Monsignor Gianfranco Basti, director of the Vatican project STOQ, or Science, Theology and Ontological Quest, reaffirmed John Paul's 1996 statement that evolution was 'more than just a hypothesis'... 'A hypothesis asks whether something is true or false,' he said. '(Evolution) is more than a hypothesis because there is proof.'"
Take that, intelligent design freaks!