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Magazine to feature article on Mirecki

February 21, 2006

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Kansas University Professor Paul Mirecki continues to make headlines months after he first proposed teaching a religious studies course on intelligent design.

Mirecki's story will be the topic of an article in the March issue of "The Scientist," a 70,000 circulation magazine focused on life sciences.

Staff writer Ishani Ganguli said she wanted to bring the story to readers of the magazine who may not be aware of it.

Mirecki caused a firestorm late last year after he proposed teaching a course on intelligent design, and it was revealed he made disparaging remarks about Catholics and religious fundamentalists on a student message board.

Mirecki later canceled the course and reported being attacked on a roadside by men who he said connected him to the controversy. He also stepped down as chair of the religious studies department.

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Mr_Christopher 8 years, 10 months ago

Mericki calls fundamentalists "fundamentalists" and he's in hot water. Meanwhile the Discovery Instutute calls William Dembski the "Isaac Newton of Intormation Theory" and HE thinks the Bible Code nonsense is legit.

http://www.firstthings.com/ftissues/ft9808/reviews/dembski.html

What crazy world!

LarryFarma 8 years, 10 months ago

Posted by Mr_Christopher on February 21, 2006 at 1:37 p.m.


Mericki calls fundamentalists "fundamentalists" and he's in hot water. Meanwhile the Discovery Instutute calls William Dembski the "Isaac Newton of Intormation Theory" and HE thinks the Bible Code nonsense is legit.


Mirecki called them "fundies," and his full statement was that his new course labeling creationism and ID as "mythologies" would be a "nice slap in the big fat face of the fundies." That is enough to get anyone in hot water.

yourworstnightmare 8 years, 10 months ago

This is going to be yet more bad publicity for KU in the international scientific community. KU needs to stop doing stupid things like they did to Mirecki. It is a good thing to expose stupid behavior, but KU science will continue to pay the price.

Good work, KU! Caving to the fundies will reap dividends beyond your wildest dreams. What scientist wouldn't want to work at an institution that punishes valued faculty for offending religious fanatics.

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