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Mark Smith's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by Mark Smith


To be honest I never really bought the Rabbit/teapot/spag monster argument. These either exist of do not exist in the material universe. Science can or some day will be able to verify the existence or not of these phenomenon.

I think you might have missed the point? It is an illustration of the ridiculousness of certain theist arguments. Russell chose a teapot (rather than, say, a rock) because it is something that is (almost, to a negligible probability) certainly *not* orbiting the moon and yet we cannot prove that it is not and *never* will be able to. The flying spaghetti monster tries to do the same by conjuring up something yet more ridiculous and yet more 'undisprovable'.

Thu, 31 Dec 2009 19:46:00 UTC | #427218