Monday, May 21, 2007

Baby recipes, or "To Serve Man"

There's a short story by Damon Knight. Some aliens appear and give humanity tools for eradicating disease, ending war. The hero is working on a translation of a book the aliens have called "To Serve Man" The last lines of the story are "It's a cookbook"

Down here on planet Earth we have a story about a young couple who tried to microwave their baby.

Would you believe it, they are both christians and claim the devil made them do it.
Eva Marie Mauldin said Satan compelled her 19-year-old husband, Joshua Royce Mauldin, to microwave their daughter May 10 because the devil disapproved of Joshua's efforts to become a preacher.

Thanks to the ever vigilant PZ Myers at Pharyngula

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At 5:11 pm, Blogger MichaelBains said...

I prefer them broiled on roasted on a spit.


At 7:19 pm, Blogger Fiery Ewok said...

What I find completely confusing is that over at Fox News the father not only shows NO remose for having cooked his baby, but also says that god told him to go to Galveston. The location of the crime.

Do any of you sense an insanity plea coming with this one?

They are, but they should still be punished.

At 7:51 am, Blogger beepbeepitsme said...

The other really freaky thing about this story is that someone who microwaved his own baby, thinks he has the right moral compass to become a preacher.


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