So the Kansas school board have decided they need to redefine science in order to change their science curriculum to encompass intelligent design.
Needless to say, Scientific American are unimpressed:
[...] the Board of Education went as far as to redefine what science is: it’s no longer just a search for natural explanations for natural phenomena. Now it’s a search for… well, that’s a bit hard to say. Any sort of explanation, apparently. Pixies, ghosts, telekinesis, auras, ancient astronauts, excesses of choleric humor, they all seem to be fair game in the interest of “academic freedom.” Oh, and God, of course.
Apparently one Washington Post columnist imagined God saying to the Kansas board members: â€œMan, I gave you a brain. Use it, okay?â€
Of course, this being the Internet, one clever soul (or body?) has written to the board reminding them that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design and that the alternative theory of the Flying Spaghetti Monster should also be on the new curriculum.:
But what our scientist does not realize is that every time he makes a measurement, the Flying Spaghetti Monster is there changing the results with His Noodly Appendage.
Some of the responses from the board members are worth reading. I think I’ll have to buy something from their store, parody as good as this doesn’t come along too often…