Wednesday, November 09, 2005

So much for Global Warming...

Looks like global warming is no longer really a problem, thanks to the intrepid work of the Pirates of Somalia! Take a look at these environmental crusaders...

What? How are they solving the problem of global warming? Bear with me. Basically, since the Kansas Board of Education has approved the teaching of theories other than evolution, the theories of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is finally legitimate. And the Church of FSM has come up with some remarkable science about global warming, viz. that it is caused by a decline in Piracy:



Or maybe, just maybe, this is a parable that correlation does not equal causation. Hmmm, no, that doesn't sound like something the public is ready to accept.

5 comments:

Dan Guido said...

AHAHAHAHA this is the funniest thing I've seen all week. Good job Jeff.

Devin said...

lol, Jeff. Awesome post.

By the way, I just finished reading Island... what an incredible book. Thanks for the recommendation.

Peace. (Attention!)

Roxy said...

I was just WAITING for someone to post something like this since I read that article! Thanks for the laugh!

zane said...

I appreciate much of your analysis, but it is not clear who or what you are satarizing here.

The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a clever jab at the intelligent design proponents, and yes, the correlation between decline in pirates and climate change is absurd.

However, the church notes that one third of their proposed curriculum will be devoted to "logical conjecture based on overwhelming observable evidence." This is where global climate change would be taught, as it is clearly far more than a correlation.

B-Side said...

April 1st comes early at jeffvail.net!

I like how your post creates reality from conjecture under the guise of observation, much like ID itself.