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Salvador “Darwin was a flatulent puppy-killer” Cordova has decided to enslave quantum mechanics in the service of Intelligent Design, or as he calls it, “Advanced Creation Science.” It’s amazing how poorly they hide the religious agenda, isn’t it? I was a little surprised when Michael Behe admitted on national television that ID was a tool for God’s Christian Soldiers to fight back against science, but letting your medievalism all hang out is apparently a ubiquitous practice among the ID crowd.

Anyway, Sal was, like, completely floored that Fourier transforms are used in both quantum physics and electrical engineering. He says he has to take a year to blog his “Advanced Creation Science” in full detail, but I have the feeling it will all reduce to the following:

Fourier transforms are used in engineering; Fourier transforms appear in quantum physics; therefore, quantum physics must have been engineered by Jesus.

Anyway, Tyler DiPietro and I are chatting about this over at his place.

UPDATE (11 December): Mark Chu-Carroll has weighed in.

UPDATE (14 December): More from Tyler here.


  1. No, he fucking did not.

    Shit. He did. He really did.

    • Physicalist
    • Posted Monday, 10 December 2007 at 16:49 pm
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    Heh! Heh! Ah-hah-hah-hah-hah!!!! That’s just too great!

    I thought briefly about trying to play creationist over at UncommonDecent and trot out some bat-shit craziness, but I honestly couldn’t think of anything that was stupider than what they already believe. They’d think my parody was a decisive condemnation of science. These people just can’t be Sokaled — they’ll just say “Oh, so pi is a variable . . . ” [one of the absurdities in Sokal's famous article] “. . . I guess that supports the Bible’s claim that pi = 3 . . . “

    • Eric
    • Posted Tuesday, 11 December 2007 at 05:57 am
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    Not cool man! I have a quantum field theory problem set to finish, and now that you made my head explode, I don’t think I’ll be able to. *facepalm* just really doesn’t cut it here.

  2. Sorry for the brain-hurt, everybody.

    And now I see that I’ve been Pharyngulated — woo hoo! Hang around and check out the reader favorites, the eccentric fiction or whatever else you’d like.

    • windy
    • Posted Tuesday, 11 December 2007 at 17:41 pm
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    You need to move past Fourier transforms and start considering quantum mechanics! (or was that “Fourier transfers”?)

  3. I actually have a post on supersymmetric quantum mechanics in the works; I just need to sketch a couple figures and polish the verbiage.

  4. I like how he created a post named “Dembski, Wells, Cordova more brilliant than Darwin”.

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