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Pastafarians Marching For Science — Contradiction?

Published April 24th, 2017 by Bobby Henderson

Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part in the March For Science Rally. I’m relieved to see democracy in action by a sensible group of people.

Even though we Pastafarians are skeptical of “science” and “logical conjecture based on evidence”, we respect the idea of science – its search for knowledge – and we admire the people who dedicate their lives to the cause.

How then is it not a contradiction for Pastafarians, a faith-based group, to support science, or at least support scientists?

We Believe an all-mighty Flying Spaghetti Monster alters the universe in a way that makes it *appear* that the scientific method is sound, that humanity’s knowledge and its advancement out of caves and into spaceships is a direct result of this process. It appears that we can deductively infer conclusions through experiment and reason.

We can’t fault Scientists who have not yet seen the Light – they are doing their jobs, and they are intellectually honest. The same can not be said for some groups, including many groups who have a Belief structure that stems from faith.

So why is Pastafarianism correct, when it sometimes contradicts reason? Because the FSM says so, and we Believe1.

1. Circular Logic is allowed in religion.

Note — the FSM was spotted in Greenville, North Carolina — article here.



54 Responses to “Pastafarians Marching For Science — Contradiction?”

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  5. Bill says:

    The marches for science are linking the entire scientific establishment into the biggest hoax in living memory. When it becomes apparent, to even the most stupid, that man-made CO2 has not caused catastrophic climate change; the entire scientific establishment will be discredited and the way will be clear for the masses to accept the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

    • Apprentice Frederic says:

      So gratifying (interpreting Bill’s comments as arch sarcasm) that communicant’s priorities are fighting the absurd antiscientific stance of fundies of all stripes, their attempts to justify “persecution” claims, and their attempts to force their theology and morals down other’s throats. More important by far than responding to troll (aperture – well said, Kekka / sphincter) insults….

      • Captain Birdseye says:

        Yeah, Bill, the only problem with toxic smog is that Creationists want their pseudoscience to be considered equal to science.

        • theFewtheProudtheMarinara says:

          I think it’s hilarious how the Creationists claim that we couldn’t have just arose from nothing. I ask them “And what did you Creator make the universe out of?” and of course, what was the Creator made out of?

        • Apprentice Frederic says:

          Gee, Cap’n B., I feel silly – really thought he was kidding…

        • Bill says:

          If you have toxic smog you really should be doing something about that.

          One of the many problems with the scare stories about CO2 is that it is taking effort away from tackling real pollution. Indeed it sometimes increases pollution, consider the diesel car fiasco; for decades governments encouraged diesel because it releases less CO2 that petrol, now they have realised that diesel releases more of other things, which may actually be harmful.

          It pains me to see an organisation that was created to oppose one form of bogus science, become cheerleaders for another.

        • Captain Birdseye says:

          Bill, do you have a doctorate in climatology, or, a related experimental science subject? Unless you are qualified, or quoting the consensus opinion of experimental scientists, your assertion of what is a ‘bogus science’ is worth less than the electrons you have used.

        • Captain Birdseye says:

          tFtPtM, the impossible paradoxes of infinity, matter, time and space torment everyone, but, resolve when one uses Einstein’s Theories, which Creationists refuse to do. Torment them further with questions such as: ‘Did time exist before the Universe did’?
          Matter can come from nothing. Fortunately, the corresponding anti-matter is somewhere else. No god needed! Creationists expect whole objects to pop into existence.

        • Mr. Hankey says:

          There was no knowlege of nano-particles in diesel fumes at that time, and, the diesel engine is more efficient. Why would it not be promoted?
          Do you think that people should always avoid retrospective mistakes?

    • Mr. Hankey says:

      Bill, do you mean within the ‘living memory’ of a microbe? I have never seen the word ‘catastrophic’ linked with climate change.
      Discrediting one variable out of many, and inviting sensible people to avoid catastrophes, does not make pseudoscience less worthless.

  6. Apprentice Frederic says:

    Mr H, tFtPtM, Cap’n B., A single point to add to your excellent comments is simply that reliable indices of a poster’s lack of qualifications is, first, intemperate language, second, certainty in expression where none exists, and, finally, unwillingness to explicitly admit uncertainties and unknowns ….

    • Captain Birdseye says:

      AF, what I am learning most from contact with Creationists is that their claims are devoid of facts and rely solely on sophistry.
      The intention behind their attempts to discredit science is thinking it will somehow elevate their pseudoscience to be the correct and only alternative, which is a logical falacy (false dichotomy).

      • Apprentice Frederic says:

        Fair and apt, Cap’n B

  7. Fleming says:

    As much as I remember, I did share the event details on all the hacked snapchat accounts I have access to.

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