A few days ago, I noticed the “Open Letter To Kansas School Board” written by Bobby Henderson which parodied the decision by the Kansas State Board of Education to allow the teaching of Intelligent Design in science class alongside Evolution Theory. In the open letter, Henderson demanded that the board give equal time in classrooms to the belief that the universe had been created by the Flying Spaghetti Monster.
Now, I’ve noticed that Wikipedia has an entry for the Flying Spaghetti Monster and its place in the Evolution vs. Intelligent Design in schools debate. While I am not going to comment on the politics on the issue, I must say I’m loving Wikipedia for being a mechanism for documenting such debates … these little events that are a part of our historical growth and ones that would likely have absolutely no mention in a Brittanica account.