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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”

  1. Alchemist says:

    Think I’ve blown it! My posts are being wiped :( Bugger!

  2. DutchPastaGuy says:

    They must be aware that they have a troll invasion by now. Tomorrow night the grand final? I’m about to get some sleep, as it is past midnight over here. JB and UK Pastafarians may soon follow, so if we do it now I think many of us will miss it. Tomorrow night UK time, early evening US (East Coast) time?

  3. Jean Bart says:

    @Alchemist Mar 1st, 2007 at 5:46 pm “Think I’ve blown it! My posts are being wiped :( Bugger!”

    In which thread? I see a lot of Daniel’s posts! Soon I’ll have to give up the copying, can’t follow anymore…

  4. Alchemist says:

    No replies to them now JB :(

  5. DutchPastaGuy says:

    ‘Night everyone

  6. Jean Bart says:

    I’m off too, had already been falling asleep while teaching today…

  7. Alchemist says:

    Night DPG! Night Florence! Sugar lump mines for me !

  8. mithraman says:

    The Flying Spaghetti Monster proves intelligent design because the noodly one is so complex he just couldnt be the result of mere chance. Only way to explain it – the FSM intelligently designed himself.

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