An argument to that..
The FSM descended upon the blackness and created a world made of pure primordial sauce. Then He separated the sauce into sections and placed mounds of pasta inbetween, but He was not pleased, for he was alone and none could share in his creation. In response, the FSM created Woman, and from Woman He took an appendix and created Man. And they lived happily in the Garden of Sauce. One day, however, they were seduced and decided to eat from the Meatballs of Wisdom, hoping to partake in the knowledge of the FSM. .. so on so forth until we reach the conclusion that no definite assumption can be made, but rather that He placed noodles before the wheat, because they were of His creation.
I'd like to suggest the Earth is in fact only a few thousand years old. Proof from Wikipedia :
"Pasta was developed independently in a number of places around the globe (though some anthropologists dispute this). In each of these places, the local grain was the primary starch in the diet. Grains are normally consumed as a gruel or grain paste. Pasta noodles were developed as an alternative to a gruel or bread. Pasta noodles can be created in places where there is no oven, nor enough fuel to support an oven. In contrast, bread requires a great investment in time and effort to create. Any place you can have something dry, you can have pasta noodles.
The earliest known records of noodles in Europe are found on Etruscan tomb decorations from the 4th century BC. Utensils that are thought to have been used to make pasta were also found in the ruins of 79 AD Pompeii, where other Chinese objects as mirror was found, the silk road was extended to Rome in 30 BC. Thus we know the popular legend of Marco Polo bringing back pasta to Italy from China is absolutely false - though he certainly may have brought back an assortment of Chinese noodle recipes with him. Note, however, that Chinese noodles are always used fresh, never dried before industrialisation; and they are comprised of one giant noodle mass through the cooking process because it is considered bad luck in China to cut noodles before serving them to eat. In Italy and France, cooks still made fresh pasta, because fresh pasta tastes far better than dried.
Thomas Jefferson is credited with bringing the first macaroni machine to America in 1789 when he returned home after serving as ambassador to France."
Were the Etruscans the Chosen People of Him? They were the first introduced to the Covenant of Pasta-making, after all.[/url]
*song tune* "I rejoiced when I heard them say.. let us go the FSM's House.."