Skip to comments.Creationism argument ended in death
Posted on 12/15/2007 8:15:26 AM PST by Sherman Logan
A FRUIT picking trip to NSW ended in the death of a Scottish backpacker over a row about creationism and evolution. English backpacker Alexander Christian York, 33, was today sentenced to a maximum of five years jail for the manslaughter of Scotsman Rudi Boa in January last year. Mr Boa, 28, died on January 27 after being stabbed by York at the Blowering Holiday Park, near Tumut. ... The Scottish couple and York, neighbours at the caravan park, were becoming friends and spent the night of January 27 drinking at the Star Hotel in Tumut. However, towards the end of the night, an argument between York and the pair about creationism versus evolution escalated into a shouting match at the pub. The couple, both biomedical scientists, had been arguing the case of evolution, while York had taken a more biblical view of history. ...Although the altercation had been defused by the time the Scottish tourists left the hotel, it became inflamed again at the caravan park when all three were quite drunk. According to Ms Brown, York was making dinner when he attacked the couple outside his tent, stabbing Mr Boa with a kitchen knife as the argument escalated. ...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 ... but he did not actually turn his mind to the potentially serious consequences of doing this. The offender is a person of good character and the offence is a complete aberration. York, unshaven and dressed in prison greens, sat impassively as Justice Adams read out the sentence....
(Excerpt) Read more at theaustralian.news.com.au ...
BTW, is this one sentence per paragraph style an Australian thing?
Goodness, he needed to focus more on the the New Testament teachings. Just wow.
I do not believe that he took aim but rather thrust out,
Another reason you need really thick skin if your going to get involved in a “Crevo” debate.
Both testaments are valid. His mistake wasn't creationism, it was getting drunk.
We will put you in the category of nice safe Stalinists. Don't worry you can be part of whatever group you most closely resemble.
I think that I shall continue to contain whatever thoughts or comments that I have concerning the debate confined to my FR.com posts.
I didn’t say one was not valid, I simply implied that he was missing the teachings of Jesus.
What a bunch of absolute whooee. A more rediculous, liberal way of thinking could not be found and has not got a murderer (drunk or not), who killed over such a small thing as this, on a path to be free again within a very short time.
Especially drunk Australian FReeper Creationists, if we've got any.
I think the one-sentence paragraphs occur when articles are put online.
If you read the article, it appears he was cooking dinner and chopping vegetables with a knife when the other guy attacked him. Under such circumstances a semi-accidental stabbing is not beyond the realm of possibility.
If I read wrong and the other individual attacked him and he defended himself and in the process the other guy was, in essence, accidently killed, then I withdraw my former comments.
I should have stated that the perp claimed this is what happened. Not enough detail in the article to really say one way or another. But the perp apparently had no record, which makes it more likely that this was a semi-accident fueled by excessive consumption of adult beverages.
When knives are outlawed, only outlaws will have knives.
“Scotsman Rudi Boa”
There’s an ancient Scottish name for you.
That is the Judge speaking. Since he has no ax to grind in this case and saw all of the evidence I would tend to go along with his decision.
If the Scotsman was wearing a kilt, could he have seen his Rudi Boa?
My firewall prevents accidental knife-stabbings during all evolution-creation discussions.
Complain, complain, complain ... at least they put spaces in between the words. They even have periods at the end of sentences. I suppose next you'll want cohesive thoughts!
Generally, I prefer coherent thoughts. But I’ll settle for the cohesive version if that’s all that’s available.