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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.

It is for this reason that I’m writing you today, to formally request that this alternative theory be taught in your schools, along with the other two theories. In fact, I will go so far as to say, if you do not agree to do this, we will be forced to proceed with legal action. I’m sure you see where we are coming from. If the Intelligent Design theory is not based on faith, but instead another scientific theory, as is claimed, then you must also allow our theory to be taught, as it is also based on science, not on faith.

Some find that hard to believe, so it may be helpful to tell you a little more about our beliefs. We have evidence that a Flying Spaghetti Monster created the universe. None of us, of course, were around to see it, but we have written accounts of it. We have several lengthy volumes explaining all details of His power. Also, you may be surprised to hear that there are over 10 million of us, and growing. We tend to be very secretive, as many people claim our beliefs are not substantiated by observable evidence. What these people don’t understand is that He built the world to make us think the earth is older than it really is. For example, a scientist may perform a carbon-dating process on an artifact. He finds that approximately 75% of the Carbon-14 has decayed by electron emission to Nitrogen-14, and infers that this artifact is approximately 10,000 years old, as the half-life of Carbon-14 appears to be 5,730 years. 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. We have numerous texts that describe in detail how this can be possible and the reasons why He does this. He is of course invisible and can pass through normal matter with ease.

I’m sure you now realize how important it is that your students are taught this alternate theory. It is absolutely imperative that they realize that observable evidence is at the discretion of a Flying Spaghetti Monster. Furthermore, it is disrespectful to teach our beliefs without wearing His chosen outfit, which of course is full pirate regalia. I cannot stress the importance of this enough, and unfortunately cannot describe in detail why this must be done as I fear this letter is already becoming too long. The concise explanation is that He becomes angry if we don’t.

You may be interested to know that global warming, earthquakes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters are a direct effect of the shrinking numbers of Pirates since the 1800s. For your interest, I have included a graph of the approximate number of pirates versus the average global temperature over the last 200 years. As you can see, there is a statistically significant inverse relationship between pirates and global temperature.

In conclusion, thank you for taking the time to hear our views and beliefs. I hope I was able to convey the importance of teaching this theory to your students. We will of course be able to train the teachers in this alternate theory. I am eagerly awaiting your response, and hope dearly that no legal action will need to be taken. I think we can all look forward to the time when these three theories are given equal time in our science classrooms across the country, and eventually the world; One third time for Intelligent Design, one third time for Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, and one third time for logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence.

Sincerely Yours,

Bobby Henderson, concerned citizen.

P.S. I have included an artistic drawing of Him creating a mountain, trees, and a midget. Remember, we are all His creatures.

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You can purchase this one-of-a-kind Plush FSM on eBay - All proceeds go to the National Center for Science Education! here. Auction ended - Sold for $510.00 !!

The FSM think tank, the Enlightenment Institute, needs your help in finding evidence to support His existence. Science Creative Quarterly is helping us get started by offering a fantastic prize of $100 worth of Ramen (~1000 packets) for the best evidence that the Flying Spaghetti Monster exists. Check out the rules of the contest at SCQ and submit your entries directly to them.

$100 = ramen X 1000

FSM on CNN - download the clip here (24MB. Right click, save)

(Wolf clearly looks Touched)


8/17/06 - Pastafarian Party here

8/14/06 - A random plume of smoke, or evidence of His existence? You Decide

8/13/06 - Hoobastank's new album Every Man for Himself contains in the CD insert a special thanks to Him: ..."and the flying spaghetti monster for inspiration and guidance above. May all be touched by his noodly appendage. RAMEN..." Check it out here

8/12/06 - FSM sighting in the New York Dolls music video Dance Like a Monkey:

8/10/06 - Many have asked for this, a new shirt design:

... available on many types of shirts,etc, at the cafepress store here

8/8/06 - Added some new desktop wallpapers, including widescreen wallpapers in resolutions of 2560x1600 and 1920x1200 (pictured), in the wallpaper section.

8/3/06 - I've put the Hate Mail (and concerned criticism) on a blog here (opens in new window)

7/25/06 - I'm in the process of re-designing the Hate Mail section. Check it out here

7/4/06 - I am hearing that there is an FSM myspace virus going around. I had nothing to do with it. I'll put a fix up as soon as one is found.

Updated: Step by step directions to remove the infected code here

5/24/06 - Review of the Gospel in June 06 Scientific American here

5/10/06 - The Oregonian: 'Pastafarians' get holy writ, with marinara. here

5/9/06 - Concerned criticism from a family friend:
"Bobby: Have you forgotten your roots? Was the time in Sunday School a total waste? You were not raised to perpetuate the nonsense of your middle of the night spoof to make a point. Have you forgotten that you are an Eagle Scout, and there are certain moral responsibilities you should be upholding. The words you spoke when you received that great honor did not include blasphemy and irresponsible garbage. You are offending the members of your extended family who truly do believe in God as the master of our universe. You are profiting from a foolish notion at the expense of fools, and even if this is all a joke gone completely outrageous, you will meet your true maker one day. I do believe God has a wonderful sense of humor, I just hope He can overlook the words of a foolish child as just that, foolish. I'm not a zealot, just a friend who wonders where all this will end. Put your obvious intelligence to work for a cure, or a solution. Remember, you quit your job in Las Vegas because it was asking you to do something you knew was wrong, YEA Bobby, for that you can be commended. When those who will always love you just shake their heads and wonder, maybe you should do the same. And I say this with love and respect for the person you are."

5/8/06 - This may be the youngest member of the church.

4/23/06 - Wichita Eagle - Lessons in wielding authority - Despite Kansas School Board member Connie Morris's objections, the FSM poster still hangs on Randy Mousley's science classroom door.

Morris was upset: "They are very serious about claiming to be a religion," she said. "We know it's a satire. I don't mind the ridicule; it comes with the job. But I do personally object to my own religious beliefs being ridiculed, and that's what the Pastafarians delight in doing."

"These Pastafarians, she said Wednesday, have sent her at least a thousand e-mails since last fall."

Read the article here

U. of Wisconsin Advance-Titan - Intelligent Design and evolution fear spaghetti monsters. “Welcome to the wonderful world of religion, where beer volcanoes, stripper factories, and a noodly creator wait you in heaven as told by evangelical Pastafarians in full pirate regalia." - here

Wichita Eagle - Reader views: is FSM a fitting mascot? here

Interesting Google rankings:
"spaghetti" - #1
"open letter" - #1
"letter" - #2
"kansas" - #15
"intelligent design" - #5
"monster" - #6
"school board" - #8
"flying" - #3
"bobby" - #5
"henderson" - #5
"church" - #30
"flying spaghetti monster" - 1,550,000 results

4/20/06 - Check out these FSM iPod skins here

4/18/06 - FSM propaganda at the House of Blues in Las Vegas here

4/14/06 - Kansas City Star - They did the monster mash. "First evolution. Then sex ed. Now add satire to the list of what some Kansas school board members would remove from the public schools" - here

4/13/06 - Wichita Eagle - Creature's picture irks Board of Ed member. "State Board of Education member Connie Morris took exception Wednesday to a picture of a made-up creature that satirizes the state's new science standards hanging on a Stucky Middle School teacher's door." here

Arizona Daily Wildcat - Modern prophet wanders through desert, loads up on carbs. here

4/12/06 - The Gospel is available in bookstores everywhere.

3/27/06 - USA Today - Spaghetti Monster is noodling around with faith. here

Kansas City Star - This Gospel finds satire in Kansas. here

3/24/06 - Chicago Sun Times - Gospel by pasta sticks it to religion's funny bone. This is a very good article, all about the book. here

FSM mentioned in Al Jazeera - A blessing for evolution. here

3/16/06 - AZ Central: Church that reveres 'Flying Spaghetti Monster' finds growing follwing here

3/3/06 - Mormon display at MIT is replaced with FSM display... here

2/28/06 - The hate-mail / religious-mail section has been updated with a few emails like this: "Please watch what you say, your blasphemy is pleasing the devil. Do you really want to spend eternity in hell where there will be weeping and knashing of teeth? The devil is using you as his vessel to mock the Truth so that you may discourage people from believing in it in order for that you and others may be eternally damned." here

2/27/06 - IMPORTANT - Kansas needs your help: Please read this message from moderate School Board Member Sue Gamble - here

2/17/06 - Check out the University of Texas SSA FSM Float here

2/16/06 - This is the best FSM sighting to date. The video was shot in Hamburg, Germany - download it here (1.3mb MPG) - thanks to Analog Square.

2/15/06 - Baltimore Messenger - Billboard Brings Evolution Debate Closer To Home here

2/10/06 - World-famous scientist and writer Richard Dawkins speaks out about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, and our responsibility to provide evidence of His existance. "... It is just on the evidence. it certainly is not a matter of faith. I mean - if one is trying to make the case that it takes as much faith to be an atheist as to be a believer, then you would have to say that is true of anything one might postulate, not just the God of the Bible, but Thor and Wotan and Apollo and the Flying Spaghetti Monster. In all those things, you can not actually disprove, but I don't think anybody would want to say that it's a matter of faith that there is no such thing as the Flying Spaghetti Monster. The onus is on the people who want to believe in the Flying Spaghetti Monster to find evidence that [He] is there." - Listen to Mr. Dawkin's interview here
- the FSM comments occur at about 16 minutes into the interview.

1/30/06 - Scientific American - The Pastafarians Speak! here

1/28/06 - FSM spotted on the UK TV show The IT Crowd here

1/16/06 - Valentine's Day is coming up. Why not send FSM E-Cards this year? They're free and you'll be helping to spread the Word. Go to the card generator here

1/14/06 - Hammer of Truth - Even as Philosophy, Intelligent Design Under Fire. "After all who wouldn’t like to see the Flying Spaghetti Monster in some philosophy textbooks?" here

Check out the Glutenheim Museum - Presenting an impressive collection of museum-owned and loaned collections, including a 360° Vision of the Holy Plush here

1/9/06 - Scientific American - The Flying Spaghetti Monster and I here

Science and Theology News - One man's spoof becomes internet phenomenon here

The California Aggie Online - Holy Spaghetti! here - Note - the site does *not* receive "200 million hits a day".

1/5/06 - More hate-mails added here

Chris Doyle built the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster in LEGO Bricks. Go here for a guided tour, construction photos, floor plans, and more. This is a must-see.

We made Spanish TV - Informativos Telecinco - here (in Spanish)

The FSM makes an appearance on webcomic Belphegor - Requiem for a Meme here

12/27/05 - New York Times - Helping Out Darwin's Cause With a Little Pointed Humor here (registration required).

Scientific American - Getting a Rational Grip on Religion (FSM mentioned on page 2) here

12/24/05 - My interview with WIRED here

There's a small mention of "FSMism" in the New York Times (left sidebar) here

12/23/05 - Willamette Week Survey Says .. More Portlanders venerate the Flying Spaghetti Monster than Buddha (29 percent vs. 20 percent). here

Webcomic Applegeeks has been Touched by His Noodly Appendage here

The Church of Reality chooses the FSM as its official Deity here

12/22/05 - Brazilian science magazine Super Interessante prints an FSM-related article here (non-english)

12/21/05 - American University's The Eagle has published another article: Pastafarians just want to get along, not mock here

12/20/05 - Baltimore FSM Billboard here

12/19/05 - A note about the FSM Holiday season. People keep asking me what the FSM winter holiday is called - Ramendan, Pastamas, etc. Clever (not really), but no. Our winter holiday is named "Holiday", and stretches most of December and January. Consider how much our religion has spread over the last couple years; how many schools and businesses refer not to the "Christmas season", but to the pastafarian "Holiday season" instead? - Strong evidence of our rapid growth. A special thanks goes to Walmart, who rejected the Christian phrase "Merry Christmas" in favor of the Pastafarian greeting "Happy Holidays". We appreciate your support.

12/18/05 - Playboy helps out with the propaganda efforts here

UK comic strip The Bash Street Kids correctly identifies the true cause of global warming. here

More Holiday trees. Including a knitted FSM tree-topper. here

The FSM spreads joy this Holiday season. here

ScienceNews - Synthetic biologists string genes into living machines here

The Seed - "Could this biological photograph be the evidence of the Flying Spaghetti Monster?" here

12/14/05 - Distribute this FSM Holiday Greeting Card with this Email Generator here

12/12/05 - Portland FSM Evangelizing here

12/11/05 - Propaganda or Art? Industrial Garage Band - 53-foot wide mural depicting the FSM here

FSM on vacation here

More FSM Holiday trees here

12/09/05 - American University's The Eagle offers a *totally un-biased*, *well-reasoned* article explaining why FSMism is contradictory to the spirit of the First Amendment, and other cogent arguments explaining how I am ruining the world. "If we stand by and let our peers follow Mr. Henderson's example then we are allowing them to slowly chip away at the foundations of liberty itself." Flying Spaghetti Monster mocks Christianity here (Incidentally, this is the first time I've been blamed for the collapse of liberty.) Update - The Eagle has printed a response: Pastafarians just want to get along, not mock here

12/08/05 - FSM Holiday tree - from that height, we all look like midgets.

12/07/05 - We appreciate the subtle propagandizing by the Pastafarians at LiveJournal. Check out the "happy holidays" banner. The letters on the stockings spell F S M -was this on purpose or a coincidence put in place by Him?

12/05/05 - Tim DuBay's Flash Guide to Pastafarianism here - it's amazing.

11/30/05 - More hate-mails added. Please send me more, nuts.

11/29/05 - Sign the Petition if you support the FSM Cause, and find out why you should buy the book.

11/28/05 - Dorm Living Room Window Propaganda at Pitt Greensburg - FSM Mural printed in 36 notebook-sized pages here.

Bickleton becomes the first high school to endorse FSM, albeit discreetly. Read this letter I received explaining it all here

11/24/05 - Researchers program E. Coli bacteria to act as film - and what do they find, but the FSM in all His glory - clearly a sign. This was all over the news: MSNBC - New Scientist - World Changing - CBC News site hits: September 1, 2005 - November 24, 2005= 108,503,201

11/23/05- FSM makes an appearance at the Stanford - Cal game here

FSM featured in the largest newspaper in Spain, El Pais: Una parodia del creacionismo en EE UU logra el éxito mediático here (in Spanish).

11/21/05 - Kinder des Spaghettimonsters - FSM Featured in one of Switzerland's largest newspapers. here

11/20/05 - FSM on Austrian Public Television: Die Lehre vom Nudel-Gott here (In German)

The Oxford Student - Flying Spaghetti Monster Religion Lands in Oxford here

Hammer of Truth - Rethinking My Views on Intelligent Design here

Northern Star - FSM would disapprove of terror wishes here

11/17/05 - Propaganda in action: Pastafarians invade Catalina here

We were mentioned on MobuzzTV here

11/16/05 - Unnatural Selection: Connie Morris - Kansas State Board of Education anti-evolutionist here

11/15/05 - The Australian: Curriculum design as intelligent as flying spaghetti monsters here

The Dallas Morning News: Clarence Page: Keeping ID out of science classes here . NOTE TO MEDIA: I am not a "slot-machine engineer". Quit saying that.

Check out this Pirate-Fish flash animation - small - large

More hate-mails added.

11/13/05 - How-to make your own FSM Pirate-Fish stencil here
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Try this: who does google return for the search "creator of the universe"?

11/12/05 - Apparently there are lots of Pastafarians in Sweden. All these articles are in Swedish, i.e. gibberish:
Pastamonster istället för Darwin
Spagettimonster det nya hotet mot Darwin
Intelligent spagetti blir storindustri

11/11/05 - Interesting search rankings for this site:
"intelligent design" - #5 on google (Note: the Discovery Institute is #9. We win.)
"open letter" - #1 on google , #1 on msn
"letter" - #5 on google , #2 on msn
"kansas" - #11 on google
"bobby" - #5 on google
"open" - #40 on google
"intelligent" - #3 on google
"spaghetti" - #2 on google , #1, #7, and #8 on msn
"monster" - #5 on google
"where do midgets shop?" - #2 on google (Thanks to Mrs. Gooeld for this one. I suspect she has a midget fetish.)

11/10/05 - We were mentioned on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer today. Transcript here (bottom paragraph: "One individual...")

More TV - Exclusive interview with the FSM on G4's Attack of the Show here. You can watch the video from the site.

FSM on Der Spiegel: Etappensieg für die Bibelfrommen here (german)

11/9/05 - University of Maryland DiamondBack Online: Flying Spaghetti Monsterism spreads its noodles here

CommonGround: Intelligent Design? Use your noodle: here

The Kansas School Board voted, not surprisingly, to teach alternative theories to evolution, specifically Intelligent Design, without inclusion of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism in the curriculum. They claim all sides of the issue should be taught, but make no mention of the best established and fastest growing theory of our origins - FSM. This should only strengthen the resolve of Pastafarians everywhere. Spread the word - they can't ignore us forever!

11/5/05 - ReporterMag: Giving the Flying Spaghetti Monster His Say here

11/4/05 - Political support for FSM from Indiana House of Representatives speaker Brian Bosma: "I think it's fair to allow and perhaps require students to be taught that there may be more than one explanation for the creation of the world."

11/3/05 - MediaBistro - Inside the Flying Spaghetti Monster Book Deal here

11/2/05 - Check out the Jennifer Bible - the best competing theory of our origins.

10/31/05 - FSM Halloween Missionaries

Incredible FSM Clay-mation Video here (Right click, save)
(1Mb). Created by Tony and Owen Thorpe. Thanks!

University of Wisconsin, Madison, FSM Sighting


10/30/05 - IT World: Flying Spaghetti Monster Soars here

Smith College The Sophian: Creationism in Schools and the Flying Spaghetti Monster here

10/29/05 - Make your very own FSM Simulacrum here

Check out this FSM Hat here

10/27/05 - Halloween is coming up.. and the FSM has been influencing pumpkin carvers already here. Send me more!

10/21/05 - Hoobastank vocalist Doug Robb is wearing an FSM shirt in the November 3 issue of Rolling Stone. Also plugged on the Hoobastank official site here

10/19/05 - Missouri State University Pastafarians do some street-corner evangelizing here
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10/18/05 - Idaho Mountain Express: Intelligent Designer or Flying Spaghetti Monster? here

10/16/05 - Philadelphia Enquirer: Evolving fight for religious icon here

FSM spotted in the Amazing SuperZeroes webcomic here

Much appreciated subtle FSM propagandizing by Overheard column writer Michael Malice. Look closely at the shirt he's wearing here and here

10/15/05 - Best license plate ever

10/14/05: Purdue's The Exponent: Here there be dragons. "The Flying Spaghetti Monster: An invisible and undetectable being made of spaghetti and meatballs, the Flying Spaghetti Monster claims to be the true creator of the universe and life on Earth; all evidence of evolution or other origins of life, his followers, the Pastafarians, say, are tricks to throw off the unbeliever. The FSM's hobbies include flying through the universe, touching things with his noodly appendage and pissing off proponents of intelligent design creation theories. He could be defeated by common sense or acceptance of basic scientific principles, if only either of those things existed." here

10/13/05: More evidence of the FSM: "Late Neolithic noodles: They may settle the origin debate." BBC News: Oldest noodles unearthed in China. here

1012/05: FSM blesses the University of Maryland here

10/9/05: - Pastamonster istället för Darwin here (Swedish newspaper - non-english)

Farked: " Upset that classes were cancelled for Jewish holidays, professor vows to cancel classes for any religious holiday his students suggest. Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster takes dibs on the entire month of October to celebrate Ramendan" here (link goes to comments page).

10/6/05 - Flying Spaghetti Monster invades Love Parade - San Francisco here
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10/5/05 - Boston Globe: The timeless truth of creation here

Pastafarianism metnioned in this The Daily Texan article about Talk Like a Pirate Day here

The Inquirer: The New Scopes Monkey Trials here

Philadelphia Weekly: One Fish, Two Fish. Mentions the FSM fish here

Kansas City Star: Pasta puts evolution in perspective here

Corvallis Gazette-Times: Flying Spaghetti Monster gains following here

Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Deep in Space Lurks the Flying Spaghetti Monster here

WMTW in Portland, Maine mentioned the FSM project. here

UC Irvine's New University has an article about the FSM here

FSM mentioned in the Ithica Times Best of Ithaca. "Best Bank Teller: Joe Catlin, AFCU
"Thanks to all the members and coworkers who make working at Alternatives such a wonderful experience," says Joe Catlin. "I'm at a loss for words, I surely thought Kat would have won it again this year. It must have been close. Thanks again to all our members and to Alternatives. I'd also like to thank the Flying Spaghetti Monster, for I have been touched by His Noodly Appendage. Thank you so much."

10/4/05 - Added FSM emblem sightings page here

10/3/05 - Totally re-did the Sightings section. And added 100+ new sightings. here

10/2/05 - The Minneapolis Star Tribune printed the Open Letter, as well as an article about the growing FSM movement: A meatball view of creation. here

Fyodor Kondrashov has made a remarkable scientific discovery. To date, it is the best evidence of the existence of the FSM. Until I have a better place to post his work, I will link to it here. Read it, in .pdf form here

Less recent news can be found here


The addresses, phone, fax, and emails for the Kansas School Board can be found here. Contact them, and ask that they respond to my letter. The CC'd School Boards are fair game, too.

I am hearing reports that some of the members are using email auto-responders. I suggest faxing them. Faxes are harder to ignore.

Contact the media, tell them you support Flying Spaghetti Monsterism. They can't ignore us forever.


Frequently Asked Questions


Read them here

Response from Mrs. Janet Waugh - District 1 - 6/25/05

Response from Mrs. Sue Gamble - District 2 - 6/26/05

Response from Mrs. Carol Rupe - District 8 - 8/16/05

Still awaiting responses from the rest of the Board.


Check out the Discussion Forum .


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More added 8/29/05:

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And some religious and hate mails here (added 8/29/05)

Current favorite email:



Today I was blessed to receive a divine revelation from our Almighty
Flying Spaghetti Monster. I have the privilege of informing you that
it is His will that I become His Bride, in order that the Savior of
mankind (who is to be called Macaroni) may be born on this earth. The
FSM has revealed to me that your body is to be the vehicle by which
his holy seed shall be transmitted in earthly form.

To that end, I have reserved a room for us at the Best Western Airport
Inn, Boise, Idaho, for the evening of [removed]. I will be
the woman wearing the WWFSMD t-shirt and eye patch.

I look forward to meeting you and fulfilling the will of our noodly master.

Boise, Idaho


Apparently there may be some problems with the mugs.



Dear Bobby,

I have recently purchased one of your coffee mugs, but it is giving me
no end of grief. Every time I put coffee, hot chocolate, or hot tea in
the mug, it instantly transubstantiates into what I assume is the blood
of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. It sort of looks like marinara sauce,
but I'm afraid to taste it. Curiously, when I put wine into the mug,
it just turns into a nice, full-bodied chianti -- beer does the same
thing. Is there any act of sacrifice or ritual that I can perform to
stop these miracles from occurring? While I bask in His greatness and
I am truly awed by His power, I'm also kind of thirsty. Any advice
would be welcome.

Sebastian Wren, Ph.D.



Mr. Henderson,

I must lodge a complaint with CFSM for your undisciplined and thoughtless use of the term "noodly appendage." On or about the morning of January 6th, 2006, I was reading your web site with my morning cup of coffee and completely naked as is my usual practice. Upon encountering the aforementioned phrase, and in the context of your otherwise well reasoned manifesto, I uncontrollably spewed scalding coffee on my HP laptop, leg and privies. Mind you that at this very moment, my six year old son emerged from his morning slumber to find his father suffering an apparent petite maul, red faced and spurting brown liquid from his nostrils and mouth. Needless to say, he ran away in terror and is now in very expensive counseling. For my part, I have suffered severe burns to my various somewhat noodly appendages for which I seek compensation.

I am willing to forgive and forget, well at least forgive, if you promise to exercise some restraint in describing Him as "noodly". When combined with "appendage", I tend to suffer uncontrollable spasms reminiscent of my first encounter with Richard Prior or early Steve Martin bits.

Let's not involve the lawyers shall we? I'd hate to sue the chosen one into oblivion.


Jeff Anderson


  • Flimsy moral standards.
  • Every friday is a relgious holiday. If your work/school objects to that, demand your religious beliefs are respected and threaten to call the ACLU.
  • Our heaven is WAY better. We've got a Stripper Factory AND a Beer Volcano.


"As a scientist, I'd like to say that the currently accepted scientific theory is evolution. But, some competing ideas have been proposed, such as ID and FSMism, and discussion to include one should include the other, as these ideas are equally valid."
-- Mark Zurbuchen, Ph.D.

"As a medical practitioner and scientist, I wholeheartedly believe that every theory and hypothesis needs full consideration and explanation with formal ratification by peer review. We have a duty to inform our schools and presumably pasta should form a staple part of our educational diet."
-- Dr. A. Macintyre (UK)

"Letting the religious right teach ID in schools is like letting the Marines teach poetry in advanced combat training. As a scientist, I see these the relevancy between the two sets to be equal. If Kansas is going to mess up like this, the least it can do is not be hypocritical and allow equal time for other alternative "theories" like FSMism, which is by far the tastier choice."
-- J. Simon, PhD

"One of the hardest things to do as a scientist is to put my personal beliefs aside when discussing matters of science. So as a professional, I have to say that both forms of Intelligent Design - ID and ID-FSM are equally valid and if intelligent design is taught in schools, equal time should be given to the FSM theory and the non-FSM theory. But, speaking personally now, it seems to me the FSM theory is MUCH more plausable than the non-FSM ID theory, because it is the only one of the two that takes into account all the discrepancies between ID and measureable objective reality."
-- Professor Douglas Shaw, Ph.D

"In discussing competing theories, if one is to present ID then it is only fair and logical to teach other theories with commensurate evidence. Based on Mr. Henderson's letter, it is clear that the FSM theory has evidence comparable in weight to ID. As a scientist and professor, it is often difficult to present differing opinions in an unbiased way. However, it is important to the student to be exposed to these ideas to form their own opinions. This comes right out of the handbook of the ID purporters: present the different "theories" and let the listener decide. If those in favor of ID are so convinced, then they should not be concerned that the presentation of the FSM theory would serve to undermine the credibility of ID. "
-- Elizabeth Garrett-Mayer, PhD

There are many, many more endorsements here (you should read them all).

Please send me an endorsement if you support the project.

Political Support - while technically not "academic" endorsements, I think it's important to include the support we've received from politicians:

"I think that part of education is to expose people to different schools of thought. You're asking me whether or not people ought to be exposed to different ideas, the answer is yes."
--George W. Bush, President of the United States of America.

"All points of view should be available to students studying the origins of mankind."
--Senator John McCain

"[Evolution] is not a fact . . . We're dealing with censorship here. If we only taught Shakespeare in English class, that wouldn't be fair."
-- Senator Chris Buttars

I think it's fair to allow and perhaps require students to be taught that there may be more than one explanation for the creation of the world."
-- Brian Bosma, Speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives

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