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Friday, December 09, 2005

Alan Detrich: An Intelligent Design Paleontologist Running for KS BOE



I am shaking my head on this one, and fear that I have to resort to cliches' -- "only in Kansas!"

From today's LJWorld.com:

"A fossil hunter who supports intelligent design will run for the Kansas State Board of Education seat now held by a defender of evolution.
“'These evolutionists are saying that Jesus was half-chimpanzee, so was Mohammed and Buddha,” said Alan Detrich, a 58-year-old Lawrence Republican who takes classes at Kansas University. “I don’t think that’s right.'”
"He said he planned to challenge Bill Wagnon, the Topeka Democrat who represents parts of Douglas, Shawnee, Osage and Wabaunsee counties on the state board.
"Wagnon is one of four board members who voted last month against new science standards that critique evolution using an intelligent design perspective."

Detrich calls biologists supporting evolution, "evil-lutionists". Go to the whole article with this link:

http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2005/dec/09/creationist_plans_run_education_board/?print

Detrich is an artist and he makes his scultures from discarded machinery, precious metals, and fossils. The website that shows his artwork is www.spearofjesus.com . If you're looking for a gold crown of thorns, this is the go-to site for you.

Frankly, it worries me when Creationists start calling people "evil". If Paul Mirecki was indeed assaulted by Creationists, it may be that these folks are thinking that they are empowered to do God's work here on earth. That is one scary thought!

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