Scientific storkism

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If the theory of sexual reproduction is taught in schools, it must only be taught as a theory and not as the truth. Alternative theories, such as the theory of the stork, must also be taught.
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Scientific storkism, AKA intelligent delivery, is a parody of intelligent design, presenting itself as the scientific belief that human babies do not come about by the naturalistic, materialistic, scientific theory (and it's only a theory) of reproductive biology.

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[edit] Verification

  1. Scientific storkism, like its close relative, scientific creationism, may be verified by demonstrating that somehow, somewhere, there is something wrong with reproductive biology. If there is something wrong with reproductive biology, scientific storkism must be true.
  2. One argument for Intelligent Delivery is that there are Irreducibly complex features of living things, which therefore could not come about by gradual, random, reproductive processes, and therefore must have been intelligently delivered.
  3. Another argument is that, for reproduction to work, the male cannot have been reproduced before the female, nor the female before the male.
  4. Then there is the argument that Intelligent Delivery must be true because the alternative, Reproductive Biology is self-defeating. If we come about by a naturalistic process of reproduction, then how can we trust our knowledge? If we are the result of reproduction, then our knowledge of that fact is unreliable. Therefore, we must be designed. After all, if we are designed, then obviously our knowledge is reliable, because aren't all designed things reliable?
  5. Studies have shown a significant correlation between the number of storks and the number of child deliveries in a given area, offering strong empirical support for Intelligent Delivery.[2][1]
  6. Further, it is argued that at least one counterexample exists, falsifying the other theory.

[edit] Innovation

A recent innovation in storkism is Intelligent Delivery, availing the Big Top strategy, which encompasses other beliefs about where babies come from, such as the Cabbage Patch Theory. Intelligent Delivery does not concern itself with controversies among the opponents of reproductive biology and does not decide for The Stork as being the Intelligent Deliverer.

At least, to be fair, the schools should give equal time to Intelligent Delivery, and let the kids decide which makes sense.

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[edit] Footnotes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Erkki Aalto. "Ovulation versus cretinism."
  2. Höfer et al. (2004): New evidence for the Theory of the Stork. Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, 18: 88–92.
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