Was the world created by god, evolution or pasta?

Published October 5th, 2006 by Bobby Henderson


Simon Singh reviews The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster by Bobby Henderson.

The popularity of Intelligent Design over the past decade has been profoundly depressing for anybody who cares about science and rational thought. Supporters claim that some aspects of nature are so complicated that they cannot be explained by evolution, and therefore they conclude the existence of an entity who must have designed living beings. Although the criticisms of evolution are generally flawed and exaggerated, Intelligent Design is being taken seriously by many educationalists.

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345 Responses to “Was the world created by god, evolution or pasta?”

  1. Ancient Physics Guy says:

    2006 Ig Nobel Prize:

    “PHYSICS — Basile Audoly and Sebastien Neukirch, for their insights into why dry spaghetti often breaks into more than two pieces when bent.”


  2. Irish says:

    This pasta is not for eating.

  3. SqrlWthANife says:

    “6. Two Words: Beer Volcano

    3. Three Words: Tammy Faye Baker”

    *gasp* Your forgetting ye ol’ stripper factory!

  4. Mayka says:

    Mr. H, Pastafarian,

    I apologize for communicating with you via a comment, but the staff at Meez.com would really like to get in touch with you to potentially create FSM gear in our avatar merchandise mall.

    Please get back to me at your earliest convenience. At the very least, I encourage checking out our website for a couple of minutes. :)

    Thanks for bringing us up on this foggy San Francisco day…


  5. Jo Ramen says:

    I have now seen the light at the end of the tunnel…

    Actually it was a noodle on the end of a fork.

    You have now given me purpose. I always knew what I loved to eat, but now it makes complete sense and I know my true self for it.

    May I be blessed by the FSM and may I keep enjoying the mighty noodle!!!

    Pastafarians unite and be anointed with sauce.

  6. David Jackmanson says:

    Would it be possible for the FSM people to declare death by boiling in Alfredo sauce upon ANYONE who uses the word ‘educationalist’ in any context at all?


  7. SaucyWench says:

    Sqrl, yeah, I guess I forgot the stripper factory thing. I never know what to do about that because if it’s only female strippers, what’s in it for me? Except for the benefit of having plenty of guys available who are “in the mood”. Being a female, and a saucy wench besides, that’s what it’s like for me now! Are there male strippers in this factory too? Actually, I don’t really get into the male stripper thing either. Now, people showing off their keen intellects definitely does it for me! Maybe that’s why I like fellow Pastafarians so much (at least as much as I know of them from this website). Overall, they seem to be a pretty enlightened bunch. Silly, yet enlightened.

  8. John F in Colo says:

    I’m sure there are enough pirates who like beer for the question of the volcanic beer’s temperature to come up. Unfortunately, pirates like to fight, so it’s hard for a good debate to come to any mutual consensus.
    As a homebrewer, I’ll speculate that the volcanism is driven by gas pressure. Some have come to like nitrogen-infused beer, but the usual is CO2, put there naturally by yeast. Put enough pressure under a continent sized underground pocket of beer, and you’ll get plenty of volcanoes and geysers.

    If you’re not into female or male strippers, there’s always plenty of pasta. and beer. Add good food, plenty of beer, and an endless supply of partyers, and anybody can find some fun.

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