Conscious Flow Radio

Monday, December 17, 2007

Scottish Backpacker Stabbed to Death after a 'Creationism vs. Evolution' Argument

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A bizarre row about evolution versus creationism led to an English backpacker fatally stabbing a Scottish backpacker during a fruit-picking trip to earn money for their travels.

Alexander York, 33, from Essex, was sentenced to a maximum of five years in jail yesterday for the manslaughter of Rudi Boa, 28, a biomedical student from Inverness.

Towards the end of the night, however, they became embroiled in the creationism versus evolution argument, and it escalated into a shouting-match in the pub. Mr Boa and Ms Brown, his girlfriend, were both adamantly opposed to York's Christian fundamentalist point of view.