Tuesday, January 31, 2006

The International Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in the UK

The Daily Telegraph reports that Sir David Attenborough is a new FSM convert:

"... the good news for the international Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is that it has notched up its most high-profile convert yet with the addition to its rapidly growing flock of Sir David Attenborough.

A BBC survey, so dubious that only a downmarket tabloid reported it, suggested that 41 per cent of people believe the theory of intelligent design - a creationist theory of 'breathtaking inanity' according to an American judge - should be taught alongside Darwin's theory of evolution.

The Daily Telegraph felt duty bound to inform Sir David about the growing numbers who subscribe to the view that the world was created by the Flying Spaghetti Monster and His Noodly Appendage, and that if intelligent design is going to be on the national curriculum, then the pasta-based theory of creation must get equal billing.

Looking quizzical before chuckling heartily, the undisputed god of natural history signalled his approval. "It's perfectly OK to teach intelligent design in a comparative religion class, but it has no place in science lessons," he said."
More about Sir David Attenborough here.