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Press: If this is rational, the Pope’s a Catholic

by Andrew Brown

I WAS talking to a Scottish historian about the press coverage of the Pope’s visit, and she tried to reassure me with the thought that the papacy has been been driving people out of their minds for centuries now. Apparently, John Napier, the inventor of logarithms, was more famous in his lifetime for the fine calculations by which he proved that the papal Antichrist would be over­thrown, and the world end, at some time be­tween 1688 and 1700.

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@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS