Discovery's Crowther: Spaghetti Monster Gets More Attention than ID's "Robust" Scientific Research Program

USA Today has a front-page article on the impact of Flying Spaghetti Monsterism (March 27th, 2006). The article discusses Bobby Henderson’s exciting new book, The Gospel of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.


Dan Vergano of USA TODAYwrites

But not everyone finds the FSM so amusing.

It’s too bad that they’ll get attention for this sort of drivel when we have a robust scientific research program that the media doesn’t seem to want to write much about,

Discovery Institute spokesman Robert Crowther said in an e-mail interview. The Seattle-based institute is the leading think tank for intelligent-design advocates.

I’m puzzled. It seems the main output of Discovery’s “robust scientific research program” has been books like Behe’s “Darwin’s Black Box,” or Phillip Johnson’s “Darwin on Trial.” So, by publishing a book about His Noodly Appendage, isn’t Henderson performing research as robust as that of the Discovery Institute?