Monday, January 09, 2006

Evolution "science" apologists are thoughtful, discerning, objective. RIght? Right??

So much for Mr. Nice Guy.

Didja read about Chairman Paul Mirecki? Shoulda.

I was just taking out papers to recycle (yes, creationists occasionally have concern for the planet) when I spotted the article I had set aside for a future date. Well, as in most of life, the future is now.

Article was included in collected news snippets in The Oregonian, December 2, 2005. Seems Professor Mirecki, chairman of religious studies at the University of Kansas, had scheduled a class which was to be entitled, "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism, and other Religious Mythologies." Sounds a tad on one side, eh? But oh well, it's UK. Big deal - business as usual.

The rub came when the good prof sent an email to members of a student organization in which he referred to religious conservatives as "fundies" (rhymes with "undies") and said a course depicting intelligent design as mythology would be a "nice slap in their big fat face."

Problem is we (creationists) are everywhere, sometimes even lurking beneath white lab coats. The prof's intemperance was outed, class canceled, apology issued, and apology again issued by the university Thursday, Dec 1, 2005.

The only thing right in this scenario was that Professor Mirecki was (is, will be?) holding forth his evolutionary views in the religion department. Since evolution (unobserved, unrepeatable, burdened with innumerable failed predictions) is not science, why not in the religion department?

But with Professor Mirecki's character on full display, why not ask, "If objective truth really does exist, can I expect this guy to be dispensing it?"

Respectfully, D. U.


At January 11, 2006 12:50 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's another example of the condescending attitude from the elitists left...

Can we have a open, honest discussion?


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