I mean, the resemblance is unmistakable, no?
There’s no way that can simply be a coincidence.
But then I stumbled across the Flying Spaghetti Monster page at CreationWiki: The Encyclopedia of Creation Science. This is my new candidate for Funniest Page on the Internet. Marvel as they explain, with helpful charts and a compelling level of earnestness, why the FSM does not, in fact, deserve the same amount of respect as one should show to Creation Science.
|Flying Spaghetti Monster||Evolution||Intelligent Design||Creationism|
|Intended as parody||Intended as science||Intended as science||Intended as a scientific model of intelligent design|
|Creator (the Flying Spaghetti Monster itself) assumed to exist and identified||Creator assumed not to exist||Creator (designer) inferred from the evidence but not identified||Creator assumed to exist and specifically identified|
|Evidence for evolution claimed to be planted by the creator||Evidence for evolution is not to be questioned||Evidence for evolution challenged with academic arguments||Evidence for evolution challenged with academic arguments|
|Creator makes things appear older than they are as a test of faith||Accepts uniformitarian ages||Generally accepts uniformitarian ages||Rejects uniformitarian ages as based on unprovable presuppositions|
|Has no genuine support in the scientific community||Has the support of the vast majority of scientists||Has the support of (at least) thousands of scientists||Has the support of (at least) thousands of scientists|
|Has no supporting evidence||Has supporting evidence that is highly contested||Has supporting evidence||Has supporting evidence|
Against professionals like that, we amateur humorists stand little chance.