While doing research at the National Institutes of Health website, I came across this photograph. Despite it being labeled as "Treponema," I knew it could only be the Noodly Master, and some organism that causes Syphilis. Here he is, in all of his magnificence–a perfect specimen. Ramen.
I find it difficult to believe the FSM causes Syphilis but I can’t deny your evidence.
Here’s a video of Zack Kopplin on Hardball last night. Zack is the student battling the Lousiana Science Education Act – a law that would allow “supplemental textbooks and other teaching materials” into science classrooms. Zack saw this (correctly) as a backdoor method to teach Creationism and has been leading the fight against it.
Some of us remember the LSEA bill passing in 2008. Zack’s been trying to get it repealed since then. He found a senator to sponsor the repeal and has since found thousands of supporters (including over 40 Noble Laureates). Yesterday Zack brought teachers and scientists to testify in favor of the repeal in front of the Louisiana Senate Education Committee.
Zack makes a couple excellent points on Hardball. One is that science *is* a process of critical thinking (one of the ostensible purposes of the law is to promote critical thinking). Another point is that a state’s science standards determine how their students will be viewed elsewhere.
He also slams Michelle Bachman which is both fair and entertaining.
All in all it was an excellent appearance. Zack deserves a lot of credit for his work. I for one am very impressed and I’m confident he has a bright future ahead of him. Whatever the fate of the repeal, Zack’s done a tremendous service for the cause of rationality. The fight is as important as the outcome. The Louisiana legislature may reject reason for a few more years but the rest of the world has benefited from watching this ordeal. There are bills similar to the LSEA all across the country – it’s an ongoing struggle, and I’m glad there are people like Zack on our side.
Zack, please let us know if you need anything from Team FSM. We have your back.
Lo, for His Noodliness has deigned to show His Appendages to me in the form of an old hanging basket in my garden.
To some, this may simply be a hanging basket filled with a dead plant that I, as a crap gardener, just couldn’t be bothered to get round to removing and planting up with something pretty for the summer. But no, to the eye of the true believer, the message is clear… It shows that in death, His Noodliness is there, with His Appendages waiting to lift us, the true believers, up to the bosom of His meatballs, where we can rest content in the floating warmth of his pasta sauce forever. What a way to go!
His noodly appendages have appeared to me. I wish to share this: in millions of my cells, your cells, and every other living things’ cells a process called mitosis is occurring. The Flying Spagetti Monster manifests His self and touches us ALL with love and grace.
Billboard placed in Greensboro, North Carolina after Rapture fails to show.
Does anyone know the story on this billboard? It almost looks like a moderate Christian group mocking the Rapture sect for their extreme views.
What I am wondering is this: when the world did not end, did it cause anyone to become more rational? Or will the Doomsdayers become stronger believers (as sometimes happens in cults) – and more importantly, do moderate Christians feel their interpretation of the bible has been validated?
2500 people at a rally to oppose a new pulp mill here in Tasmania, Australia. 3 people approached me to tell me how awesome FSM is (his noodles be praised!), and 2497 people looked at me like I was a nut-job. The things we do to get the good word out… -Nat
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An elaborate spoof on Intelligent Design, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is neither too elaborate nor too spoofy to succeed in nailing the fallacies of ID. It's even wackier than Jonathan Swift's suggestion that the Irish eat their children as a way to keep them from being a burden, and it may offend just as many people, but Henderson, described elsewhere as a 25-year-old "out-of-work physics major," puts satire to the same serious use that Swift did. Oh, yes, it is very funny. -- Scientific American