Pharyngula

Colorado kook identified

If you’ve been wondering who the ‘non-religious Darwinist’ (according to the DI, that is) who sent threatening notes to the University of Colorado at Boulder faculty might have been, wonder no more. The Colorado Daily News has revealed his name: it’s Michael Korn.

You can read Korn’s website and decide for yourself whether he fits the DI’s description of the culprit. Personally, I think the forensic skills of the gang of IDists have failed spectacularly, once again.

Comments

  1. #1 Blake Stacey, OM
    July 13, 2007

    Hmmm. I sense a whole new subplot for ScienceBlogs: The Movie!

  2. #2 Brownian
    July 13, 2007

    Where are all the blogs about Michael Korn being a rude asshole for not respecting other people’s beliefs?

    Why aren’t the moderates all jumping up to say that he’s got a good point, that perhaps, like Dawkins, Hitchens, and Myers, he might win more converts if he were ‘nicer’?

  3. #3 PuckishOne
    July 13, 2007

    Brownian and Matt Penfold: Group hug time (don’t worry, I’m cute but married). :) Since I’m so clearly a PZ “acolyte” I suppose I can join in here, too, eh?

    I can only assume that Lago is trying to say “innocent until proven guilty,” which is fine. However, the ol’ “ask him if he did it” technique of interrogation went the way of the dodo when it was pretty much proven not to work. Generally speaking, police will not release a suspect’s name until enough evidence has been gathered to charge said person with a crime, so at this point we have no choice but to assume that the Boulder police have done just that. I do agree with Caledonian, though…we should wait at least until the evidence is revealed before commenting further.

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