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All Hail the Flying Spaghetti Monster!

August 24, 2005

A clever parody of Intelligent Design: the Flying Spaghetti Monster


If you have not yet heard of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, follow the link above.  It is both a parody and a protest of Intelligent Design.  The beliefs of the "Pastafarians" (followers of the Flying Spaghetti Monster) were intentionally chosen to lampoon the arguments typically used by supporters of Intelligent Design.  Among the "beliefs":

–   The Universe was created by an invisible and undetectable Flying Spaghetti Monster. All evidence pointing towards evolution was intentionally planted by this being.

–   Global warming, earthquakes, hurricaness, and other natural disasters are a direct consequence of the decline in numbers of pirates since the 1800s. A graph showing the inverse correlation between the pirates and global temperatures was also provided. This was presumably intended to highlight the logical fallacy of correlation implying causation

3 Comments leave one →
  1. August 25, 2005 12:00 am

    Wow, I tried to read about “ID” and got major tired head.

  2. August 25, 2005 6:23 am

    Yep. The whole “it’s like Mount Rushmore” part especially.

    From what I can tell, it’s an attempt to pass off faith as science. Which is silly, because if faith pretty much requires a lack of measurable scientific evidence.

  3. August 25, 2005 3:52 pm

    Excellent point!

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