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Flying Spaghetti Monster on Religious Panel's Menu

This weekend, at a gathering of religious scholars in San Diego, my second-favorite religion will be on the menu. (source)

When the “intelligent design” crowd went on their latest lunatic rampage in Kansas, Physicist Bobby Henderson sent a letter to the Kansas Board of Education demanding equal time for his beliefs to be presented alongside “intelligent design” in Kansas classrooms.

“We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it,” Henderson wrote. As for scientific evidence to the contrary, “what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage.”

Kansas relented, thus “proving” that resistance to the marinara spirit is futile.

Between the lines, the point of the letter was this: There’s no more scientific basis for intelligent design than there is for the idea an omniscient creature made of pasta created the universe. If intelligent design supporters could demand equal time in a science class, why not anyone else? The only reasonable solution is to put nothing into sciences classes but the best available science.


If anyone can show me how any of their tales of the supernatural have any greater evidentiary support than the story of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, I’ll publicly eat both humble pie and a bottle of jenkem.

My favorite religion? Duh.


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