Friday, January 04, 2013
Richard Parncutt, professor at the University of Graz, a few days ago on the official university website called for the death penalty for Pope Benedict XVI. The University has now distanced itself from Parncutt and his statements.
Richard Parncutt, Professor of Systematic Musicology at the University of Graz, called a few days ago on the official university website for the death penalty for Pope Benedict. He claimed the Pope will be responsible for millions of AIDS deaths in the future. Following complaints, the text has been removed. According to the "Kurier", the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Helmut Konrad, meanwhile reacted and dissociated himself from the text. "Inhuman statements are rejected with the utmost determination. Personal views that are not related to scientific work will not be tolerated on university websites."
When contacted, Parncutt would not comment currently directly about his inhuman demands and sent a pre-apology to all who feel offended by the text. His comparisons were completely inappropriate. After the Christmas holidays Parncutt is invited to a meeting with the university management. Disciplinary steps will be considered. Previously the professor has called for the death penalty even for those who deny global warming.
Cathcon comment- his website now says that he has been a member of Amnesty International for 18 years- and is opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances.
He is a considerable scholar on the acquisition of music - only goes to show that scholarship is not incompatible with being less than clever and further being inhumane. He follows a path taken by many scholars under totalitarianism.
He is also an expert on the melodies of baby talk...