Touched by His Noodly Appendage

I've been contemplating a post on Intelligent Design, a phrase that bothers me tremendously, and should bother you, too.

I would think that the people it would bother the most would be the people who actually use it with a straight face . . .

Intelligent Design is, of course, fundamentalist code for Creationism. I guess they have started to use this phrase in an effort to be taken seriously, or maybe because it just sounds more fun.

However, there is a problem with it.

The idea is that God is clever enough to completely design the Universe and everything in it, including amoebas, rats, humans, Black Plague, telemarketers, Greenland, etc., but not clever enough to program in a mechanism that would make the system self-sustaining by providing the various animals with the ability to adapt to changes in its environment.

Apparently they also believe that God is not clever enough to keep lists of the people who are going around calling him an idiot in public, either.

Snowball has saved me from having to read Endless Forms Most Beautiful before the new Harry Potter book with Pam's discovery of a new, equally viable scientific theory: Intelligent Design via Flying Spaghetti Monster.

Touched by His noodly appendage, I can only hope the Kansas School Board does the right thing.


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