Magazine to feature article on Mirecki

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.