Alpaca wrote:Chimaera, that is an excellent theory. Where would you like it put within the document?
The original Wedge document does not really contain any ID science topics or research as such, so I am wondering if we should document FSM science and research in some way that ties in with the Wedgie document without actually being part of the document. What do you think?
The following major research areas have already been mentioned on this forum:
Debunking electromagnetic theory and the atheistic works of Maxwell, including:
* Investigation of documented alien visitations which imply FTL travel
* Uncovering EM theory's dependence on presumed natural explanations and refusal to accept miraculous explanations
* Investigating whether Maxwell was an atheist (proving EM theory wrong) or a Christian (proving Christianity right)
* Documenting the known links between electromagnetism and homosexuality, pornography, and abortion
Debunking astronomy and substituting the planatarium hypothesis, including:
* Demonstrating that the "stars are balls of fire" hypothesis cannot explain all known natural phenomena (for example, dark matter) and hence proving that the only viable alternative, the sparkling wart hypothesis, must be true
* Calculating the statistical impossibility of the constellations and the pole star arising from random distribution
* Experimentally replicating the planetarium (in contrast to scientists' inability to experimentally replicate the formation of stars and solar systems)
* Investigating the hidden agenda of the Vatican astronomers (are they Catholics? do they unscientifically reject the proven theory of intelligent design?)
Debunking geology, including:
* Ongoing work on experimental plate tectonics (results may take some time, but are expected to uncover evidence of an intelligent mover)
* Investigating evidence that disasters attributed to plate tectonics preferentially kill homosexuals, pornographers, and abortionists
* Proving the irreducible complexity of California
And not (of course) forgetting pirate climatology, though the evidence already presented by our holy prophet is beyond dispute and the theory can be considered complete (cf Revelations 22:18-19).
However, I was also thinking that FSM is one of the very few religions which celebrates the quirky sense of humour of our divine being. Even hardened atheists must admit that a sense of humour is an almost universal feature of intelligent beings. Even the great apes (obviously unrelated to humans) and dolphins (also obviously unrelated to humans, though possibly related to great apes) have been observed to have humour. It is scarcely credible that an intelligent designer would have no sense of humour.
FSM is strongly supportive of intelligent design (though not as a school science subject) and is wholely compatible with ID theory -- in fact it is, in many ways, identical to ID theory. Until now, ID theorists have neglected to search for "humorous design". Ironically, even those secular ID theorists who argue that the intelligent designer may be an alien supercivilisation (an idea first proposed by the respected scientist Erich von Daniken) have failed to investigate this.
Accordingly, I suggest that FSM scientists begin an immediate investigation. We could start with an obvious example. Flatus is almost universally considered hilarious, and the fact that it is flammable is further evidence, were any needed, of this being a divine (or alien) joke.
But we should not restrict our investigations to simplistic humour. There is likely to be evidence for more intellectual jokes. For example, it has been suggested that badgers may be a joke
). Another example is the fossilised remains of a human generative organ (mistakenly identified as a finger here: "finger"
) which looks suspiciously like it was planted by the "humorous designer" to cause amusement, albeit somewhat puerile amusement.