Saturday, August 06, 2005

Different Ideas for the Sake of the Children.

There seems to be a movement afoot to provide public school children with a diversity of ideas and world views. Bush has recently endorsed this attitude with regards to Creationism and Intelligent Design theory hypothesis world view. Now even some of those who support Intelligent Design have said that it is not polished enough to teach in schools yet.

(Having not had any research, published works or evidence, the fellows of the Discovery Institute have been busy putting the finishing touches on the idea by making up undefined and unmeasurable terminology and making easily rebutted and completely irrelevant attacks on the theory of evolution - see The Panda's Thumb for ongoing amusement on this front including some Discovery Institute rebuttals and counter rebuttals in the comments.)

What is worse for the Discovery Institute is that not only did the President not even comment on Intelligent Design... whatever, he supported teaching creationism which the I.D. crowd have long tried to distance themselves from because the courts have ruled that creationism and "creation science" and "creation auto shop" (I made that last one up) are sectarian religious doctrine and should be taught somewhere other than public schools. It makes sense though that Bush would side with the creationists (who have far more bums on their side of the aisle than the I.D. folk have on theirs) since creationists don't hold much respect for the I.D. movement (Hey! Creationists and scientists have something in common - other than common descent)

So in honor of Bush's desire for a diversity of world views being taught and since creationism is a dead dove as far as the separation of church and state are concerned and since Intelligent Design has no theory to actually teach, Bobby Henderson has provided the first candidate for the multi world view education system.

The Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Flying Spaghetti Monster

Ok, this whole post was an excuse to post that picture on my blog.


At Mon. Aug. 08, 03:45:00 p.m. 2005, Blogger owlish said...

That is a great picture. I need it on a Tshirt.

At Mon. Aug. 08, 04:56:00 p.m. 2005, Blogger Robert said...

Who knew that deliciousness was one of God’s attributes?

At Mon. Aug. 08, 11:39:00 p.m. 2005, Blogger Apesnake said...

"Who knew that deliciousness was one of God’s attributes?"

Now I understand why athletes pray before the game. They are carbo-loading.

At Tue. Aug. 09, 12:49:00 a.m. 2005, Blogger Robert said...


At Mon. Aug. 15, 01:02:00 a.m. 2005, Anonymous Todd Tharp said...

I posted on this a few days ago...follow my blog link and scroll down to Evolution vs. Intelligent Design - Part One: Evolution isn't science by the same definition that Intelligent Design isn't science


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