Via P.Z. Myers, I came across this post, from George Shollenberger. He is the author of a book entitled The First Scientific Proof of God, which tells you pretty much everything you need to know about him.
He seems vexed by the number of atheists here at ScienceBlogs. He writes:
I am a retired electrical engineer and the author of “The First Scientific Proof of God.” Last summer, Mark Chu-Carroll, the blogger of the Good Math, Bad Math website, began to attack me and my book. He continued to attack the book this spring and continued to assassinate my character. He never evaluated this proof of God.
Our discussion ended when he banned me saying that he is protecting Google against me.
Since he banned me, I exposed Carroll’s unusual behavior on my website. Since Carroll did not listen to my arguments that the field of mathematics has no access to God through numbers, I started to inform ‘the people’ on my website that our mathematicians are practicing atheism. Then, after I investigated the website, ScienceBlogs, I concluded that all sciences also practice atheism. So, my website is now informing ‘the people’ that mathematicians and scientists are practicing atheism.
Now that’s just cold. I am second to none in my admiration for Mark Chu-Carroll. I regard him as the best math blogger in the business. But the fact remains that he is neither a mathematician (he is a computer scientist), nor an atheist (he is a reconstructionist Jew). Yet he is given credit for persuading Shollenberger that “our mathematicians are practicing atheism.” Outrageous!
I, on the other hand, am both a mathematician and an atheist, and blog about both on a regular basis. But he doesn’t even acknolwedge my existence! I’m having a Rodney Dangerfield moment.
I invite you to read the remainder of Shollenberger’s post. I will not respond further since his remarks strike me as so ludicrous that he is more the object of pity than of anger. If you’re interested, here’s Mark’s takedown of Shollenberger’s book.