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The Onion on Intelligent Falling theory

The Onion on Intelligent Falling theory: “David Pescovitz: The Onion brilliantly parodies Intelligent Design believers:

KANSAS CITY, KS—As the debate over the teaching of evolution in public schools continues, a new controversy over the science curriculum arose Monday in this embattled Midwestern state. Scientists from the Evangelical Center For Faith-Based Reasoning are now asserting that the long-held ‘theory of gravity’ is flawed, and they have responded to it with a new theory of Intelligent Falling. ‘Things fall not because they are acted upon by some gravitational force, but because a higher intelligence, ‘God’ if you will, is pushing them down,’ said Gabriel Burdett, who holds degrees in education, applied Scripture, and physics from Oral Roberts University… Some evangelical physicists propose that Intelligent Falling provides an elegant solution to the central problem of modern physics. ‘Anti-falling physicists have been theorizing for decades about the ‘electromagnetic force,’ the ‘weak nuclear force,’ the ‘strong nuclear force,’ and so-called ‘force of gravity,” Burdett said. ‘And they tilt their findings toward trying to unite them into one force. But readers of the Bible have already known for millennia what this one, unified force is: His name is Jesus.’

Link _(Thanks, Scott Compton!) _

UPDATE: David Lynch (not that David Lynch) points to a comic with a similar gag from May. Link

(Via Boing Boing.)