Noodly AppendagesTonight there's a pucblic lecture at my University about the concepts of Intelligent Design and Evolution. Some people in my lab were discussing it, and I was told about the Flying Spaghetti Monster website.
I can't describe the amount of hysterical laughter that ensued from this. A bunch of us spent an hour or so just going through the website, reading hate mails, and changing all the lab computer wallpapers to FSM motifs.
If you're wondering what kind of crack I've just started smoking, let me explain: "The Flying Spaghetti Monster is the subject of a satirical religion which protests the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to require the teaching of intelligent design as an alternative to biological evolution.
On the site, Henderson (the founder) professes belief in a supernatural Creator entity that resembles spaghetti and meatballs and suggests that Flying Spaghetti Monsterism should be taught in science classrooms, essentially arguing a reductio ad absurdum against the teaching of Intelligent Design" (from wikipedia.org).
The guy who started all this, Bobby Henderson - an unemployed 25 year old Physics graduate, has unsurprisingly received a plethora of hate mail. It's pretty funny how big of a following Pastafarianism now has.
I think it's clever and amusing, if not a result of an unemployed university graduate with far too much time on his hands. But best of all is the pirates and global warming graph.
Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster