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Wednesday, 19 September 2012

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Intelligent Design, the theory that the world and everything on it was created by a Man with a Plan, has been overjoyed by the news that their tome, The ID Handbook, has been nominated for Fiction's Biggest Prize, the Booker Prize.

"We're overjoyed," said Michael Beye, leader of the Cult that was built out of the ruins of Creationism. "Maybe now schools will have to include our theories, albeit in English, and not in science as we'd hoped."

It is traditional for the winning book in the Booker Prize to be read by English Literature students the world over. The ID Handbook looks set to be a winner, as it is up against the last Harry Potter book by JK Rowling and Watching Rocks Roll by Stephen King.

"The competition is not very stiff," said Beye. "We think we are in with a really good chance."

This chance has been improved since the panel for adjudicating on the Booker Prize was recently re-elected to only contain Intelligent Design believers.

"We can categorically state that we didn't influence the election in anyway," said Beye. "We did contribute to their campaign funds, however. But the final election was down to the people, and not us. Again, this gives us cause for joy as it shows that literate people are ready for the word of the Designer."

None of the other candidates for the Adjudication Panel had any campaign funds, as they were unaware that money was required to be elected onto the panel.

"Normally," said world famous author, Terry Pratchett, "the committee is composed of authors and journalists. This is the first time the prize will be awarded by people who couldn't string three words together in the right order."

Should the Intelligent Design Handbook win, it is expected to go into the top ten best sellers chart overnight, further spreading the word.

"It's almost like it was ordained," said Beye. "We are very happy."

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