- Infallibility only applies to ex cathedra matters, eg religious doctrine
- Infallibility only holds for the current pope. Late popes are not infallible.
- It's just a really crappy thermometer.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
The Pope is fine and mild
Elf's exercise bike has a built-in digital thermometer. It sits in a sunny position, so sometimes it gets things a bit wrong. I was at home sick on Thursday, and although it was a mild enough autumn day, it was not 33°C as claimed by the bike. Our other way of telling the temperature is a Pope John Paul II souvenir thermometer, which claimed it was 20°C. Although the Pope is infallible, this does not apply to the thermometer for three reasons.