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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-15-07 11:56 PM
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Biology profs sent threatening packages and emails for teaching evolution
An individual who sent threatening packages and e-mails to several University of Colorado evolutionary biology professors also e-mailed messages to CU-Boulder chancellor G.P. "Bud" Peterson.

CU spokesman Bronson Hilliard said the individual appeared to be "casting a wide net" among university officials, sending e-mails to Peterson, the vice chancellor for undergraduate education, the head of the ecology and evolutionary biology department and several other faculty members. Hilliard said Peterson is taking the messages seriously.

"He's concerned," Hilliard said. "Our faculty cannot work and conduct research in a climate of fear."

CU police detectives began investigating the threats, which claim to be from a religious group and which criticize the professors for backing evolution, in the past week. On Monday morning, faculty members found packages of documents slipped under lab doors.

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In the messages, the individual cites plans to file legal charges against the professors, compares the professors to child molesters and mentions a pastor's message about killing "the enemies of Christian society."

"But I believe it is far more effective to take up a pen to kill the enemies of Truth," the message states.

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WindRavenX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:04 AM
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1. sigh.
I hate stupid people so, so much.
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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:18 AM
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2. So do I!
Fucking nutcases. I wish they would all just go somewhere else. Preferably somewhere in another galaxy. They are relentless, aren't they? They have caused so much harm to this country. They are stupid beyond belief, and self-righteous 100%. I don't wish them harm, I just want them to go away.

Why do they persist in inflicting their own delusions on the rest of us ? Just let them live in their own private psychotic world, and leave the rest of us alone.
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:25 AM
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3. Maybe if some sort of settlement was publicized, perhaps the idiot might just waltz right into
the arms of the authorities. :)
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 12:27 AM
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4. (dreamy sigh) If only it went in the OTHER direction... Biology profs sending....
... threatening packages to religious institutions teaching creationism...

:rofl:
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cynatnite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:13 PM
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5. Kicking for the day crowd n/t
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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:14 PM
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6. There was a biology prof that got beaten up a few years ago...
by creationists.

Anybody heard what happened with that?
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:16 PM
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7. Truth? Like these people would know?!
They wouldn't know the Truth, even if it came up and bit them on the ass! As blood spurted from the wound they would deny that anything was wrong! Just a trick of the light.

I swear stupid people are taking over the planet! Or maybe they already did!

Arghhh! Ruuuuun!
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:17 PM
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8. Aarrrrgggggghhhhhhhh!!!!!
Just more religious nuts backing terrorism. Religious extremists are religious extremists, whichever God they claim to serve.

University and school teachers should be able to do their jobs without being threatened with fatwas!
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:20 PM
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9. domestic terrorism
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:55 PM
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12. IOKIYAR -nt
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:20 PM
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10. By denying evolution, they are, in effect disproving the theory...
that man evolves over time.

Score another for the knuckle-draggers
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 01:31 PM
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11. Such people do constitute evidence against evolution...
but then they also constitute evidence against intelligent design.
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