Chris Uggen's Blog: so <i>that's</i> the matter with kansas

Thursday, December 01, 2005

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.


At 8:53 AM, Anonymous iago said...

You definitely better watch your step here, Professor.

Those folks over at Jesus' General ( are serious about the flying spaghetti monster theory & would shell out your balls in a heartbeat if they found you defaming the almighty Spaghetti Creator. They're crazy!

You've been warned...


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