Denyse “Buy My Book” O’Leary explain How the Darwinists help the ID guys, citing the example of Paul Mirecki (as described by Johnny Wells):
Anti-Christian zealots are often in the forefront of attacks on intelligent design. In 2005, the chairman of the University of Kansas Religious Studies Department, atheist Paul Mirecki, proposed to teach a course titled “Intelligent Design Creationism and Other Mythologies.” Mirecki boasted on a web site that “fundies” would see the course as a “slap in their big fat face.” He also endorsed a description of Pope John Paul II as “a corpse in a funny hat wearing a dress.”
Denyse moans “gee, I wish Mirecki’s course had run. Just think of the great quotes I could have got for my blogs. Rats. Now I have to work.”
Why didn’t it run? Because a couple of Christian zealots stopped Mirecki on a rural road and beat the crap out of him. Or, as they used to say “stripped him and beat him, and departed, leaving him half dead.” If that’s how ID guys help anyone at all, I’ll keep myself far away.
Update: Mirecki didn’t pull the course because of the beating, the beating came second. The spirit that led two people to stalk him and beat him also drove the people who attacked his reputation in order to block the course. He pulled the course because comments he made in on a semiprivate mailing list got blown out of proportion.