Thursday, September 29, 2005

intelligent fish

this may be dipping a toe into roiling waters, but i thought i'd toss out some fishy bits on the subject of intelligent design.


yesterday a professor of science & philosophy testified on behalf of parents suing their school district to remove a pronouncement on the design/darwin debate from the science curriculum.
from what i understand of what he said, i think he pretty much has summed up my thoughts on the whole thing, i.e. that while i don't deny the idea of intelligent design, it doesn't belong in a science class. hell, i like the idea of intelligent design (if not its proponents) mostly because i intuitively believe that there's something more going on in the universe than mere physical interaction, even if it's the physics that give rise to the "something". but it's an intuitive, emotional/spirtual grasp of the universe, an ontology, if you will (mysfit may beat me for using that least it's not "epistimology"...eek! i said it!)
in other words, it's not science, which is based on testing theories, empirical evidence, proofs.

solution: add philosophy classes to the public school curriculum. imagine the possibilities.

but the real reason i've brought this up is to gleefully try to convert everyone to Pastafarianism, otherwise known as Flying Spaghetti Monsterism.
it was born when one man, now a prophet (read the interview), having been "touched by His Noodly Appendage", wrote an open letter to the Kansas School Board protesting the inclusion of intelligent design in their curriculum.
a brief statement of the crucial dogma:
  • the universe was created by the invisible Flying Spaghetti Monster, starting with a mountain, trees, & a midget.
  • global warming & natural disasters are a direct result in the decline in the pirate population since the mid-19th century.
  • the FSM continues to guide human affairs with his noodly appendages, & all evidence of evolution was planted. if you trust to the FSM you will go to his heaven, where there is a stripper factory, a beer volcano, & much rejoicing.


(this fish has been brought to you by His Noodly Appendage & the powers of Wikipedia, currently tied with Google for Website Most Like a God.)

13 little fish:

Blogger oldben swam up to say...

hmmm...stripper factory, eh? i'm sold. the beer volcano is just the icing on the cake.

3:21 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

well the beer volcano connotes the presence of a wine lake, so...

is the weather as strange in florida as it is here?

3:30 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

it's as believable as Descartes' Evil Genius.

3:37 PM  
Blogger forgottenmachine swam up to say...

Gotta love the Der Spiegel headline.......

Mein Gott, ein Nudelmonster!

1:57 AM  
Blogger Chemical Billy swam up to say...

So, does eating pasta count as a sacrament (mmm, delicious god-eating, just like Christians)?

If so, count me in?

4:48 PM  
Blogger LiVEwiRe swam up to say...

You did not just sign this 'RAmen'....LOL... you crack me up!

10:48 AM  
Blogger transience swam up to say...

RAmen. sweet. you captured my tiny, noodly heart.

5:46 AM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I miss, the fish!

11:47 AM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

but carl, the fish is always there!

been busy following it round. will have reports coming in soon, promise.

12:37 PM  
Blogger Carl V. swam up to say...

I'm curious as to whether International Talk Like a Pirate Day helps reduce the effects of global warming and natural disasters?

1:45 PM  
Blogger jenn see swam up to say...

i don't know if by eating spaghetti one can commune with the FSM, i'm not sufficiently versed in the dogma to say.

as far as talking like a pirate, i like to think it has some effect on the lack of disasters this week...


1:48 PM  
Blogger mysfit swam up to say...

ontology is an acceptable word - but watch it girl... i may have to come all the way out there to wash your mouth out if your not careful


2:22 PM  
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2:25 PM  

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