Over at Pharyngula, PZ Myers has been discussing how the anti-science cranks have been trying to revise as many sciences as they can or seem to be unacceptable to them.
You’ve got to appreciate an honest kook. He knows that, in order to support biblical creationism, it’s not enough to critique biology — you’ve got to get right down to the roots and revise all of physics, chemistry, geology, and astronomy to take down the perfidious lies of the League of Scientists.
Oh and over at Good Math, Bad Math Mark Chu-Carroll has come across nutcases who think that Math will drive one to godlessness. I’ve not seen this before.
After seeing my recent post about a relativity denier, a reader sent me a link to another extremely amusing anti-relativity site. (In fact, I’ve received a bunch of links to anti-relativity sites; I’m only posting the most amusing ones.) This one has several particularly amusing properties, but from my point of view what makes it such a great target is that it uses the mathematical precision of relativity as part of its argument against it. You see, math is ultimately the basis of a grand anti-religious conspiracy to replace god with randomness and evolution!
All right, now you’re talking. I didn’t get a degree in Applied Math for nothing. Now, I can apply my evil math skills to bring across the innocent godly youth and have them worshiping at the bloody altar of calculus and optimization theory. Soon, we will overtake all of society. All will be praising the glories of complex analysis as they chant. All hail pi and e. All hail our evolved master Cthulhu, Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn. Let us glory in his holy randomness.
What really tops this, was the license plate I saw one the way home from work today. It said BLYND and the surrounding plate holder had a bible verse about ignoring what you see, but using faith instead. This attitude is why some people prefer to remain in a world wholly of their own devising, totally ignoring the reality that surrounds them.
Looks like The Count has been corrupted by the evil maths. Courtesy of Cectic, hat tip to Hement Mehta of Friendly Atheist.