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Controversial Origins

Published March 1st, 2007 by Bobby Henderson

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The UC San Diego’s The Guardian has a good article on the Intelligent Design movement / controversy.

Intelligent design assumes that the world is so complex, that it is so statistically unlikely for humans to have formed, that God or some other higher power must have designed it. Even assuming that the two ideas are equally valid explanations of the world, evolution does not require the additional belief, a massive leap of faith, in a mystical higher power in its explanation. However, intelligent design suffers from an utter lack of positive evidence in its favor and thus is as valid of a scientific theory as the notion that a Flying Spaghetti Monster, the subject of a well-known satire of intelligent design, created the world.

Link to the article.



142 Responses to “Controversial Origins”

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  1. daqq says:

    First post!
    Well, true, only our spaghetti monster exists! ;-)

  2. Pixel Pop says:

    I find that religiously offensive!
    :P
    .
    Finally a new thread, say goodbye to lag!
    Pixel is back.
    RAmen

  3. Alchemist says:

    Hi Pixel :)
    Woohoo – new thread to pollute.
    RAmen to that my man :)

  4. Wench Beth says:

    Hey! THAT’S WHERE I WENT TO SCHOOL!! I’m glad my alma mater has been touched by His Noodly Appendage!

  5. Wench Beth says:

    The Guardian is the student-run newspaper, by the way.

  6. Furby-killer says:

    How could they, we should sue them.

    Comparing the holy FSM to a myth like ID.

  7. Rowdy Wench says:

    @ Wench Beth – very cool!

    @ Pixel Pop – glad to see you here. I was going to ask someone to tell you it was time to come out and play!! :)

    @ Alchemist – “woo hoo – a new thread” was also my first thought. I didn’t get as far as the pollute part, but I like it!

    Gotta run – time to eat and then head to my martial arts class. Lesson night tonight – I’d better focus and pay attention! Although when a 10th degree black belt tells you to pay attention, it’s easier to focus!! :)

  8. Wench Beth says:

    Whoo, Rowdy Wench, you do martial arts, too?! Awesome! What a great skill to have on a pirate ship! You know (theoretical scenario), you lose your cutlass so you just lay your enemy down with your own two hands!

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