A shipwreck off the North Carolina coast believed to be that of notorious pirate Blackbeard could be fully excavated in three years.
Read about it here.
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.
Yeah, I know it’s satire.Â I’m an atheist, and I hate stupid, narrow-minded fundies as much as anyone.Â But honestly, this joke has run its course.Â People’s lives can actually get ripped apart by Pastafarianism, though I know you don’t really believe it.Â Not as many as by organized religion, but organized religion can’t really be stopped except by massive revolution, whereas Pastafarianism can be.Â It was funny for a while, but you don’t seem to realize (actually, some of you probably do) that no one cares anymore, that all the hate mail is faked.Â Stop laughing at the rest of the world, and realize that you’re not better than the people who post your hatemail; it’s a /joke/.Â And your religion has lost its humor.Â So shut up when talking to people you think are stupid.Â That was the /real /meaning of the “atheists are so arrogant” post.Â He was pointing out that /you/ were so arrogant in believing that there were really that many stupid people in the world.Â Some of you, I am now sure, know that all this hatemail is faked.Â Tell the others, and get everyone to stop acting such a fool.
Thomas Rippe, a Master’s Candidate in Journalism at the University of Southern California is doing a piece on Pastafarians and the discriminations they face in our public places.Â He’s seeking Pastafarians in the L.A. area.Â You can contact him atÂ firstname.lastname@example.org
Seriously think about this logically. How can a flying spaghetti â€œwhateverâ€ live or make something? If we are made in Gods image, Iâ€™m not spaghetti am I? you have probably ruined millions of peopleâ€™s lives. Y is there pirates in ur religion? I am trying 2 act like u donâ€™t have mental disabilities, but itâ€™s very hard. This is blasphemy and u will probably burn in hell for the next eternity for ruining the lives of millions of people. I donâ€™t know ne1 who â€œbelievesâ€ in ur load of #$^@!like the words of others GET SOME HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!