Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster

I forwarded the Intelligent Falling article to a few people, and so heard about theory of the Flying Spaghetti Monster the Kansas School Board are being asked to include alongside Evolution and Intelligent Design.

Searching for it I found there is a Wikipedia page on Flying Spaghetti Monsterism before a friend pointed me to the THES who linked the website of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (below).

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Standards awaiting aproval in Kansas will redefine science so rather than “seeking natural explanations” we should be “seeking logical explanations”. This means that although carbon dating suggests the Spaghetti monster doesn’t exist, it’s logical he does given that he “is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage”

He gets angry if his theory of existence is not taught if full pirate regalia (“global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s.” ) The letter calls for the theory to be given “equal time in our science classrooms…One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.” The site features drawings and T-shirts as well as lots of comments from members of the Kansas School Board and people with PhDs, my favorite being “MMMMMmmmmm, spaghetti” (H. Neville, Ph.D).

Although the site claims support from politicians including George W. Bush the theory would presumably fail to convice Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne as ID did.

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