Has anyone read this book, which purports to use Bayes Theorem to calculate the probability that god exists, and find in the affirmative?
The Probability of God : A Simple Calculation That Proves the Ultimate Truth (Hardcover)
by Stephen D. Unwin "
Absolutely incredible that someone with a PhD has the time or inclination to write something so daft. Despite all the mathematical niceties, the enitre thing boils down to assumptions about probabiliites and cause and effect. For example, he includes in his equation the idea that 'good' exists and the probability that it is created by god. Pick whatever number suits your ingoing hypothesis, and there you go - theory proven.
The mind boggles. And the book got good reviews, for being written in a jaunty style!
I give up…