Thursday, July 14, 2005

intelligent design

my friend TP (aka mr. baji aka the birthday boy) sent me a link to this open letter to the kansas school board. here's the first two paragraphs:
I am writing you with much concern after having read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design should be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design.

Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him.
the discussion that follows is really hard to argue with (not to mention the chart and spaghetti monster drawing) so make sure to read the whole thing. and, of course, read to the end to find out how you too can help make a difference with the kansas school board.