Kan. Professor Attacked Along Rural Road

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  1. leekohler macrumors G5

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20051206/ap_on_re_us/creationism_class

    Mon Dec 5,11:25 PM ET




    LAWRENCE, Kan. - A college professor whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives said he was beaten by two men along a rural road early Monday.



    University of Kansas religious studies professor Paul Mirecki said the men referred to the class when they beat him on the head, shoulders and back with their fists, and possibly a metal object, the Lawrence Journal-World reported.


    "I didn't know them," Mirecki said of his assailants, "but I'm sure they knew me."


    Messages left by the Associated Press on Mirecki's cell phone were not immediately returned.


    Sheriff's Lt. Kari Wempe said Mirecki reported the attack just before 7 a.m.


    The professor said he confronted the men after they were tailgating his vehicle along a road south of Lawrence. "I'm mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots," he said.


    Mirecki planned to offer a spring course called "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies" after the Kansas Board of Education decided to include more criticism of evolution in science standards for elementary and secondary students.


    Last week, Mirecki asked the university to cancel the class after he created a furor by sending an e-mail to a student organization mocking Christian fundamentalists.


    Mirecki had referred to religious conservatives as "fundies," and said a course describing intelligent design as mythology would be a "nice slap in their big fat face." He has apologized for those comments.
     
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    god works in mysterious ways. mysterious, petty, ignorant ways. i wonder how hard the cops will look.
     
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    Well. Guess those guys taught Prof. Mirecki how to be a proper Christian, huh? [​IMG]

    If they beat the crap out of the guy for sending that e-mail (ill-advised as it was), what would they do if he'd actually taught the class...murder him?

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    Go you one better Lee -- get yourself to Port Angeles WA and I'll reserve a spot for you on the ferry to Victoria.

    Yo.
    American funda-intolera-antilearning-antilove-antiwhatever groups, listen up.

    We'll welcome all of the citizens you're out to disposess of their freedoms of thought, association, beliefs and speech. I and my friends value people for themSELVEs, not for their affiliation, orientation or professed beliefs.

    That is all. You may return to your previous programming.
     
  5. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    That has a nice ring to it. There was a time, not too long ago...
     

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    Is that sun setting?
     
  7. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    ...a gaseous phenomenon of some form, no doubt.
     
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    A miasma of liberty, indeed.
     
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    What do you take for your asthma?
     
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    I can't remember what it's called. I'll have to asthma doctor what he prescribed.
     
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    That would be the wheeze thing to do.
     
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    xsdrinam, PLEASE, PLEASE don't encourage them! :eek:
     
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    I won't hold my breath.
     
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    Is that grasping for air?
     
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    The reporter of this piece might want to go back to college and take some English classes, particularly ones that emphasize punctuation. I had to read this sentence multiple times in order to discern that they were actually trying to say:

    "A college professor, whose planned course on creationism and intelligent design was canceled after he derided Christian conservatives, said he was beaten by two men along a rural road early Monday."
     
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    Watch your language, lung man!
     
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    The entire width and breath.
     
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    Not forgetting the lungth.
     
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    You really cough me off-guard with that one.
     
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    There's a phlegm chance this bucking bronchial can't be tamed.
     
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    Is that albuterol you got?
     
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    The original sentence is punctuated properly.
     
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    What's snot to like about it?
     
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    Chest try me.
     

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