And in a needed break from the mostly depressing hurricane news, I bring you news (though many of you likely are ahead of me on this) of The Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. So far, Intelligent Design proponents have put forth an extremely narrow, dogmatic proposal on how the universe must have come about by intelligent design. Since they claim they just want schools to teach alternative explanations to evolution, surely they will be open to alternative intelligent designs. Right? Right? No, of course not, because there is no science behind Intelligent Design. Why couldn’t the Intelligent Designer have been the Flying Spaghetti Monster?