Boingboing has a lively discussion about the creationists against evolutionists debat in the USA. I think we here in Europe are not so aware of this whole topic, but it makes for an interesting read. In case you have no clue what I’m talking about:

The creationists say that there are a lot of holes in the evolution theory (missing links if you will). The next step in their argument goes something like this: since not everything has been completely proven for 100%, the theory of evolution must be false. They then go to argue that since the evolution theory is false in their eyes, the theory of intelligent design (god created the world) should have its place next to evolution in science classes. They even achieved this goal in some states in the US.

One of the funnier reactions to this situation is the new church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. This church demands to be the third theory to be taught in science classes.

And since one of the creationists is willing to pay $250.000 for proof of the evolution theory, boingboing and some othere blogs put up the same amount for the following:

We are willing to pay any individual *$250,000 if they can produce empirical evidence which proves that Jesus is not the son of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.

For more information about the Flying Spaghetti Monster, evolution and creation, check out this link. The church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster can be found here.