Monday, December 05, 2005


Mirecki Beaten

KU religious studies professor Paul Mireck, who announced that he would teach a class next semester titled "Special Topics in Religion: Intelligent Design and Creationism," was reportedly beaten by two men who followed him as he drove to breakfast early this morning.

Mirecki withdrew the class after e-mails he had written saying, "The fundies want it all taught in a science class, but this will be a nice slap in their big, fat face by teaching it as a religious studies class under the category `mythology,''' were published in the media.

According to a report in the Lawrence Journal-World by Ron Knox and Eric Weslander, Mirecki "said the men beat him about the upper body with their fists, and he said he thinks they struck him with a metal object. He was treated and released at Lawrence Memorial Hospital."

ā€œIā€™m mostly shaken up, and I got some bruises and sore spots,ā€ he said.


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