so that's the matter with kansas
from yahoo/a.p. news:
a university of kansas course devoted to debunking creationism has been canceled after the professor slated to teach it sent an e-mail mocking Christian fundamentalists.
in an email to a student organization, the professor and chair of the religious studies department referred to religious conservatives as "fundies" and said a course depicting intelligent design as mythology would be a "nice slap in their big fat face."
i've probably said and written some unwise things about students and citizens/taxpayers/parents before, but don't think i've ever uttered the words "nice slap in their big fat face." the phrasing seems petty and vindictive, not to mention a little ... soft. plus, shouldn't it be "their big fat faces"?
i'm thinking of proposing a course to debunk the flying spaghetti monster theory -- my reading of the fossil record says it just can't be true -- but will take care to avoid such inflammatory language.