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.

Link to the article.

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

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  1. nikkiee says:

    Would you like beer and strippers with that? We also have a special on meatballs?

  2. nikkiee says:

    Will that be male or female?
    PS Just love happy campers! :)

  3. nikkiee says:

    “it will explode and judgement day will begin. those that are unwashed will be destroyed, and sent to the corresponding place”
    Is Hale Bop coming too? I’m only going to this party if Hale Bop is coming.
    Don’t like techno. You know what I’m saying don’t you?

  4. Justin says:

    Does anybody else see a bias (that claims Intelligent design is baseless) in the article? Are people so blind?

  5. J says:

    A ‘bias (that claims Intelligent design is baseless)’? Without looking back at the article itself, I think that yes, it’s entirely possible that Simon Singh displays such a bias.
    Why? Because this is a ‘bias’ shared by the vast majority of scientists in the relevant fields. Since its appearance as a ‘scientific theory’ a few years ago, Intelligent Design has been increasingly discredited by the scientific community. Latterly, it has only continued to find favour with people who are very unfamiliar with the actual science involved and with those who already hold another ‘bias’: theism (usually Christianity).

    There’s a difference between a ‘bias’ (carrying the implication of unfairness) and an opinion reached through investigation. Singh may well hold the opinion that ID is baseless. If so, he is in good company.

    You might like to refer to the following webpage, which I have copied from where it was previously posted somewhere on this site by another visitor: file:///C:/Documents%20and%20Settings/User/My%20Documents/God/050530fa_fact.htm
    Lastly: are *which* people so blind…?

  6. Bekah says:

    Give Christianity another look – http://www.thebricktestament.com

    I’m a pastafarian sorely tempted to the dark side by lego pictures…

  7. Steve says:

    Hi Sara,

    I would LIKe to believe in the god of the bible, its just that I happen to be AGAINST rape and murder. And the god of the bible advocates, neigh demands rate and murder. So, I can’t follow him. I thing rape and murder are bad. You?

  8. Nowtheworldhasmeaning says:

    “Since its appearance as a ’scientific theory’ a few years ago, Intelligent Design has been increasingly discredited by the scientific”
    It took scientists a few years to discredit the theory of ID as they could not stop laughing for long enough during that time, at how truely pathetic the opposition are.
    It is like the Brazilian football team who comes out to the world cup to find that France has put out it’s under 5s team, they thought they’d give them a 3-0 head start.

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