Saturday, June 06, 2009

Mathematically proven to be a fucktard

Nazariel natters about numbers:
I have seen the odds of having the right amino acids and other components coming together from the primordial ooze and creating life mathematically computed. It produces a number followed by so many zeros that if I used the smallest font on my computer it would take the rest of this article to write them in, plus another several hundred pages to record them all. ...

Long before the advent of the computer mathematicians were able to calculate odds. At the close of World War One a famous eschatologist, Mr. Clarence Larkin had some mathematicians make some calculations for him. They calculated that the events that took place in the last twenty four hours in the life of Christ which fulfilled Old Testament prophecies about him took place against the odds of fifty three million to one in favor. Put simply, no one but Jesus Christ could have fulfilled these prophecies as he did. ...

What I am saying is that even with a fifty-fifty chance the atheists, agnostics and evolutionists are the poorest gamblers in the world.
Nazariel is correct about one thing, though:
I never did well in math.
You don't say.


  1. He also brings up the entropy canard. Been a while since I've seen that.

    Isn't there a creationist web site that urges creationists not to make that argument?

  2. "I have seen the odds"!?!?!?


  3. People are usually much better at telling stories than understanding statistics.


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