Something just doesn’t smell right about this story.
The Denver Post reports:
University of Colorado police are investigating a series of threatening messages and documents e-mailed to and slipped under the door of evolutionary biology labs on the Boulder campus.
If true, it is of course reprehensible. But where’s the evidence that the perps are actually creationists, or religious at all?
According to Boulder Police:
“It basically said anybody who doesn’t believe in our religious belief is wrong and should be taken care of.”
As one colleague pointed out, that is hardly the way religious believers refer to their own belief system. Rarely do Christian groups refer to their own “religious beliefs” — it is mainly secularists who refer to beliefs with the modifier “religious.”
In all the years of the ongoing evolution debates, nothing like this has ever happened that I’ve heard of, at least not from creationists. When such things have happened in the past, it was a Darwinist who claimed to be physically attacked by creationists. Remember Paul Mirecki at University of Kansas? (Need to jog your memory? Here, here, and here.)
I suspect that if these guys are ever caught, they won’t turn out be creationists, or even very religious people.