Pacifica (autumnwinds) wrote,
Pacifica
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Whee!

Someone abused the UI president's email address!

His original email from a few days ago is here:
October 4, 2005

Letter to the University of Idaho Faculty, Staff and Students:

Because of recent national media attention to the issue, I write to articulate the University of Idaho’s position with respect to evolution: This is the only curriculum that is appropriate to be taught in our bio-physical sciences. As an academic scientific community and a research extensive land-grant institution, we affirm scientific principles that are testable and anchored in evidence.

At the University of Idaho, teaching of views that differ from evolution may occur in faculty-approved curricula in religion, sociology, philosophy, political science or similar courses. However, teaching of such views is inappropriate in our life, earth, and physical science courses or curricula.

The University respects the rights of individuals to their personal religious and philosophical beliefs, including those persons who may hold and advocate a faith- based view that differs from evolution.

The University of Idaho’s position is consistent with views articulated by the National Academy of Sciences, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and more than 60 other scientific and educational societies.

Discussion: http://www.livejournal.com/community/universityidaho/64066.html



The troll email is here:

October 6, 2005

Letter to the University of Idaho Faculty, Staff and Students:

Because I’m on a roll here, I write to articulate the University of Idaho's position with respect to the solar system: The fact that the sun revolves around the earth is the only curriculum that is appropriate to be taught in the scientific sciences. As the President of this University, it is within my administrative capacity to issue statements like this that restrict the academic freedom of the faculty and students.

At the University of Idaho, teaching of views that differ from geocentricity may occur in faculty-approved curricula in religion, sociology, philosophy, culinary arts, adult education and other fields that don’t bring in grant money. However, teaching of heliocentric views is inappropriate if there is a possibility that students might become scientifically skeptical of the dominant paradigm.

The University respects the attempts of individuals to hold personal religious and philosophical beliefs, so long as these beliefs are not faith-based, since the University of Idaho only believes in science.

The University of Idaho's position is consistent with views articulated by respected astronomers for thousands of years. Recent initiatives to dispute this scientific fact may not be discussed in any University facility, not even WinCo.

Timothy P. White, Ph.D.
President, University of Idaho

Discussion: http://www.livejournal.com/community/universityidaho/64838.html


PWNED.

EDIT:
To all UI faculty, staff and students,

A fraudulent email was sent university-wide this morning parodying a
presidential message. The e-mail, under the heading of the Office of the
President, is not a bona fide communication from the president, and has been
reported to the University's Information Technology Services to investigate.
Follow up action to this misrepresentation is under way.

Harold C. Gibson, Jr.
Interim Director, UI Communications and Marketing
hgibson@idahovandals.com
(208) 885-7372
www.ourvandals.com
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