Congratulations and thanks to everyone who took part in the March For Science Rally. I’m relieved to see democracy in action by a sensible group of people.
Even though we Pastafarians are skeptical of “science” and “logical conjecture based on evidence”, we respect the idea of science – its search for knowledge – and we admire the people who dedicate their lives to the cause.
How then is it not a contradiction for Pastafarians, a faith-based group, to support science, or at least support scientists?
We Believe an all-mighty Flying Spaghetti Monster alters the universe in a way that makes it *appear* that the scientific method is sound, that humanity’s knowledge and its advancement out of caves and into spaceships is a direct result of this process. It appears that we can deductively infer conclusions through experiment and reason.
We can’t fault Scientists who have not yet seen the Light – they are doing their jobs, and they are intellectually honest. The same can not be said for some groups, including many groups who have a Belief structure that stems from faith.
So why is Pastafarianism correct, when it sometimes contradicts reason? Because the FSM says so, and we Believe1.
1. Circular Logic is allowed in religion.
Note — the FSM was spotted in Greenville, North Carolina — article here.