Academic Endorsements – page 1

As a scientist, I’d like to say that the currently accepted scientific theory is evolution. But, some competing ideas have been proposed, such as ID and FSMism, and discussion to include one should include the other, as these ideas are equally valid.
– Mark Zurbuchen, Ph.D.

As a medical practitioner and scientist, I wholeheartedly believe that every theory and hypothesis needs full consideration and explanation with formal ratification by peer review. We have a duty to inform our schools and presumably pasta should form a staple part of our educational diet.
– Dr. A. Macintyre (UK)

Letting the religious right teach ID in schools is like letting the Marines teach poetry in advanced combat training. As a scientist, I see these the relevancy between the two sets to be equal. If Kansas is going to mess up like this, the least it can do is not be hypocritical and allow equal time for other alternative “theories” like FSMism, which is by far the tastier choice.
– J. Simon, PhD

One of the hardest things to do as a scientist is to put my personal beliefs aside when discussing matters of science. So as a professional, I have to say that both forms of Intelligent Design – ID and ID-FSM are equally valid and if intelligent design is taught in schools, equal time should be given to the FSM theory and the non-FSM theory. But, speaking personally now, it seems to me the FSM theory is MUCH more plausable than the non-FSM ID theory, because it is the only one of the two that takes into account all the discrepancies between ID and measureable objective reality.
– Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D

In discussing competing theories, if one is to present ID then it is only fair and logical to teach other theories with commensurate evidence. Based on Mr. Henderson’s letter, it is clear that the FSM theory has evidence comparable in weight to ID. As a scientist and professor, it is often difficult to present differing opinions in an unbiased way. However, it is important to the student to be exposed to these ideas to form their own opinions. This comes right out of the handbook of the ID purporters: present the different “theories” and let the listener decide. If those in favor of ID are so convinced, then they should not be concerned that the presentation of the FSM theory would serve to undermine the credibility of ID.
– Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, PhD

At one time, I believed as the Aztecs did, that the universe was created by two gods, Quetzalcoatl and Tezcatlipoca who attacked and ripped apart Hungry Woman to create the universe. Then I believed, as the Moriori do, that the universe was created when Papa and her husband Rangi hugged and bore children, and were subsequently separated by their son Tane who let light shine between them. However, my views have been swayed by the substantial evidence that the earth and universe was actually created relatively recently by the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM). I am firmly convinced that the evidence supporting this depiction of the origins of life, the universe, and everything has many of the trappings of science, and I therefore support the inclusion of FSM creation evidence in the Kansas science curriculum and standards.
– Sebastian Wren, Ph.D

One of the most exciting developments in fundamental physics in the last twenty years has been the development of so-called “String Theory.” In String Theory, all fundamental sub-atomic particles are visualized and described mathematically as microscopic vibrating strings. Although as yet unproven, many physicists believe that String Theory has the potential to become the long-sought “Theory of Everything,” through which the fundamental physical nature of all matter and forces will become understood.

Obviously String Theory IS correct, although misnamed (a secular humanist conspiracy perhaps?). As NOODLE Theory clearly unambiguously reveals, He has created the fundamental subatomic particles that form all matter in this universe in His own quivering image! You, me, the Earth, the stars…everything in the universe…are all built of trillions of tiny jiggling noodles, microscopic copies of our Divine Saucy Maker. Truly He is everywhere and in all things!
Boy-oh-Boyardi and Ramen!
–Steve Lawrence, PhD

As a scientist I believe that when presented with a new idea every possibility should be considered so we can eventually find the truth. It would be very biased if the only possibilities presented would be regulated by some authority. As a scientist I am biased towards the theory of evolution, but this does not mean that everyone should be forced to only learn this and believe this. Putting this aside, I feel if the government feels the need to regulate what students need to learn, then all ideas should be taught in school. Not only Intelligent Design (ID) should be taught, but the theory of the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) should also be taught. In my scientific opinion when comparing the two theories, FSM theory seems to be more valid then the classic ID theory. There is more data to back FSM then I have ever seen for ID. The graph which was presented should alone more convincing then anything ID has ever presented. I endorse the FSM theory.
–Afshin Beheshti, PhD

As a scienctist, I think that ID is a form of pseudoscience–nothing more, nothing less. Pseudosciences lack the well-designed and carefully-interpreted experiments which characterize the true sciences. ID is popular because it provides the general public with an easily understood “answer” to nature’s complexity. Why is it human nature to try to fill the gaps in science with some form of a deity? Nobel laureate Richard Feynman, in his response the Challenger disaster, wrote, “For a successful technology, reality must take precedence over public relations, for Nature cannot be fooled.” It is too bad that many in the USA have fallen into the ID trap, and are making emotional rather than logical decisions.

That being said, and the more I consider ID and the Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) theory, the FSM theory has a lot going for it. First, it should satisfy even the most ardent ID detractors. Secondly, since everyone needs to eat and to believe in something, the FSM theory fulfills these desires. Finally, FSM neatly ties together the many ideas about the creation of the universe. I plan on exposing my students to the FSM theory over a pasta dinner.
–Elizabeth Cowles, PhD

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1,008 Responses to “Academic Endorsements – page 1”

  1. wolfizzi says:

    Hi all, long time Pasafarian, first time poster, here. I must say that I really appreciate the posts from RSW, as they clearly support the dogma of our holy faith. RSW has certainly been touched by His Noodly Appendage. Someone as touched as RSW must see clearly that the universe can not have “just evolved” and must have been designed. It is now a short step for us to bring RSW to full enlightenment, as he surely has accepted ID. We must press upon him the much more palatable concepts of FSM-ID. To that end, I have taken it upon myself to abide by the tenets of our faith. We accept it as a matter of belief that one cannot truly convert another without donning full pirate regalia. Thus as I pen this post, I have on full buccaneer garb. If RSW will read this post now, I have complete faith that he will eventually His Holy Truth. Of course, time is infinite for FSM, and He will see to it that RSW is converted in His Own Time. I have done my part, and have faith. The next time RSW goes to an Italian restaurant, he will surely think of this post and consider the true origins of the universe, and he will understand as he has never understood before.

    Ramen

  2. plumberbob says:

    @ All Pastafarians,

    I found that even after I tried to check everything that I was quoting, I made another mistake in the quotation that I referenced, It’s:

    What you believe to be true will control you whether it’s true or not.
    Jeremy LaBorde

    I had mistakenly omitted the second “you” when, in my anger, I had referenced the quote under the name of the seminary.

    Looking at it now, I see that it’s exactly what the seminary wants. “Believe dogma, no matter how technically incorrect, run with it, and never look back.”

    RAmen

  3. Gabriele says:

    As a scientist and a Ph.D. student I must say that there are no reasons why your theory should be considered more or less than ID. However, as an Italian citizen I can not ignore that the whole history of my nation is a proof of the existence of our loved FSM.

  4. Nicole and Malia Shropshire says:

    We love the FSM. He saved our lives. We were just two poor, hopeless bisexuals who had nothing to live for. We met each other at a FSM community gathering in Massachusetts and our new found beliefs taught us to live. Now we are married and owe our every happiness to the FSM. He is our Supreme Creator and our faith has enriched our lives. Thank You.

  5. TechLover says:

    Can RSW be banned for using the word “flagellum”?

  6. liam says:

    i am going to stick it so far up that monsters ass it will scream in joy

  7. crazywhitegirl says:

    I don’t know whats worse that some retard came up with this ridiculous crap or that the rest of you idiots are commenting in essays on how you disagree with it.. If you don’t like it get off the site.. No one told you that you have to believe it anyway. Some pathetic loser came up with it to piss off all of you crazy people. Get off the internet and stop being assholes.

  8. Callie says:

    “As some bad-ass kind of scientist or something, I’d like to extend my congratulations to Bobby Henderson. He’s finally come up with the world’s first viable religion. It’s like Magic.” — Callie Wilson, Not really a scientist.

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