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Friday, December 14, 2007

Creationist Manslaughter!

posted by on December 14 at 14:07 PM

First came Huxley and Wilberforce.

Then Darrow and Bryan.

Recently, Kitzmiller and Dover, or their proxies.

Never have these impassioned proponents of science and adherents to Biblical literalism come to blows.

Until now.

A fruit-picking expedition to New South Wales climaxed in a debate between creationist Alexander Christian York and scientist Rudi Boa. It ended with Boa dead.

Watch your back, people. Creationists lurk even in the most bucolic vacation destinations. And they have kitchen knives.

(Via HorsesAss.)

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I would have liked to see Darrow v. Bryan in a fight to the death.

Sweaty old fat white men in dress shirts and suspenders desperately eye gouging and punching, that would have been awesome.

Posted by vooodooo84 | December 14, 2007 2:14 PM

Yeah, I'm sure the fact he was a creationist is what's relevant, not the fact he was drunk.

Posted by UnoriginalAndrew | December 14, 2007 2:30 PM

Fruit picking? That settles it. I blame the Mexicans.

Posted by Hernandez | December 14, 2007 2:41 PM

scientists should get potentially ex-dyke bodyguards, too.

Posted by infrequent | December 14, 2007 2:43 PM


The winner eats the loser, too!

Posted by Mr. Poe | December 14, 2007 2:45 PM

Survival of the fittest Poe, Social Darwinism at it height

Posted by vooodooo84 | December 14, 2007 2:50 PM

The creationist got a maximum sentence of 5 years. I can't help but wonder if the sentence would have been different if the creationist were the dead one. Or perhaps this is simply a result of different sentencing laws in Australia.

Posted by Tam | December 14, 2007 3:09 PM

'Justice Adams said he had given York a sentence at the lower end of the scale, partly because of the accidental nature of the stabbing.

"I do not believe that he took aim but rather thrust out," Justice Adams said.

"I think he knew that the knife was in his hand ...'

Fucking hell. He gets a knife and thrusts it into the guy, and it's an "accident"?

Posted by Fnarf | December 14, 2007 3:11 PM

From TFA: "The offender is a person of good character and the offence is a complete aberration."

Clearly, he was defending God's word. Can't have better character than that :\

Posted by butterw | December 14, 2007 3:12 PM

you know you have a knife, and you are thrusting, but you only accidentally stab some one? this is survival of the fittest gone haywire.

Posted by infrequent | December 14, 2007 3:29 PM

This could have all been avoided if only the scientist had evolved some sort of armor-plating.

Posted by NapoleonXIV | December 14, 2007 3:35 PM

@10 maybe he though Jeebus would turn the knife into a fish, sounds like reasonable action to me.

Posted by vooodooo84 | December 14, 2007 3:37 PM

yes, but fish thrusting is also illegal in new zealand.

Posted by infrequent | December 14, 2007 3:59 PM

Get drunk and stab someone to death that you disagree with...

How very Christian!

Posted by SDA in SEA | December 14, 2007 3:59 PM

Maybe they were re-enacting the scuffles between Scot and Brit prisoners newly freed in Australia. They were, after all, in New South Wales, home of the ancient penal colony. Local history play has bad act.

Posted by chas Redmond | December 14, 2007 8:18 PM

It comes to no surprise. It's written in the Bible.
Watch out for the Christians as Jesus was a liar!!

Posted by Anton Caghe' | December 17, 2007 7:14 AM

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