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Intelligent falling (or IF) is a parody of intelligent design (ID) that holds that gravity is actually the hand(s) of God pushing objects down toward each other.


Intelligent falling was created on Usenet in 2002 as a parody of intelligent design.[1]

In its original version, intelligent falling also stated that the rate of change in the horizontal component with time is equal to 1 Corinthians 1:10.

Comparison with intelligent design[edit]

In some senses, the idea of intelligent falling has more substance than the idea of intelligent design (granted, that's not hard, and it doesn't say the nicest things about ID). Although biologists know very well how life developed, gravity still lacks a coherent and totally reliable explanation. And yet, no one's pushing to have intelligent falling put on the curriculum. (Hmm... perhaps there is a lesson there about gaps in scientific knowledge.) Or maybe they should, given that intelligent design creationism sometimes requires intelligent falling to be coherent.

Acceptance by fundamentalists[edit]

See the main article on this topic: Poe's law

Although it was originally intended to be satire, some fundamentalist Christians, such as Jack Chick,[2] have actually taken up the idea.

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