Noodly creator

Published: Wednesday 15 April 2009


In the debate on how life was created on earth, the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is a relatively new entrant. It claims that all living things were created by the Flying Spaghetti Monster-a tangled mass of pasta, with two generous meatballs, and googly eyes. It was revealed in 2005. On

The monster is a spoof. It is the idea of Bobby Henderson, a 26-year-old physics graduate from Oregon State University, the US. In 2005 he read that the US state of Kansas was going to teach alternatives to evolution in science classes and wrote a letter suggesting that if theories of Biblical inspiration were to be in the curriculum, educators might as well be open to lots of other theories on the origins of life.

The creator he drew was so deliciously funny it became an Internet sensation. Henderson, says his site gets 30,000 visits a day.

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