Don’t miss this great “Open Letter to Kansas School Board” that demands equal teaching time for the theory that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster.
The letter’s author, Bobby Henderson, presents persuasive evidence to support his argument that, if Intelligent Design is an alternative scientific theory to Evolution, then so is the Flying Spaghetti Monster theory.
What Henderson demands is “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.”
I enjoyed this Open Letter a lot. A good way to combat ridiculous ideas like Intelligent Design/Creationism that claim to compete with science is to laugh at them. If that means laughing at President Bush, who recently said that Intelligent Design should be taught in the classroom along with the Theory of Evolution, then so be it.
The Theory of Evolution is a “theory” in the same sense as the Theory of Relativity. Namely, so much scientific evidence has been found in favor of it, there is little if any doubt that it is true. Whereas Intelligent Design, on the other hand, has exactly zero scientific evidence in support of it.
However, if Kansas wants to be known as the Dumbass State, where creationism is on equal footing with evolution, I’m happy to help with the publicity. I’ve ordered a Kansas Museum of Science t-shirt through Henderson’s web site that has a depiction of some people riding a dinosaur and the caption, “5,000 years ago man conquered the huge beasts who roamed the lands ...”
I’ll wear it proudly. Everyone who laughs at it will be proving that creationism belongs in comedy clubs and churches, not science classrooms.