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November 23, 2005

Rock Chalk Jayhawk - Go Evolution!!!!!

The Kansas Jayhawks may not be leading the pack in basketball this year, but they are certainly doing their part to dispel the infusion of mythology into science curriculum.

A course being offered next semester by the university religious
studies department is titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent
Design, Creationism and other Religious Mythologies."

"The KU faculty has had enough," said Paul Mirecki, department
chairman. "Creationism is mythology. Intelligent design is mythology.
It's not science. They try to make it sound like science. It clearly
is not." […]

Mirecki said his course, limited to 120 students, would explore
intelligent design as a modern American mythology. Several faculty
members have volunteered to be guest lecturers, he said.


This certainly shines a wee sunny ray of light on my home state and alma mater, since both the performance of the KU basketball team and the wingnuttery of the Kansas Board of Education have been an embarrassement to us all.

3 Comments:

  • At November 23, 2005, Blogger Neil Shakespeare said…

    So you're one of those poor victims of Hurricane Idioticus that has swept through Kansas? My sympathies. It must be embarrassing. But then I'm from the state that elected Jesse 'The Body' Ventura to the governorship, whereupon he announced he would no longer be referred to as 'The Body', but rather as 'The Mind'. So I really shouldn't talk...but I do. Good to see some of your fellow Kansans fighting back.

     
  • At November 29, 2005, Blogger sideshow bob said…

    Amen! Stupidity is not a valid opposing view. And way to go KU on ruining Iowa States football season!

     
  • At November 29, 2005, Blogger cookie christine said…

    and I think KU will get to go to a bowl game this year. kind of makes up for the gawd awful basketball season we are about to experience.

     

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