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available on the Internet,
but we thought we should
give him a pass.
I am a little unsure about whether we should really include George Shollenberger. There are extenuating circumstances. Then again, he does not seem to be a nice guy. And he has (self-)published a book purporting to provide the first scientific proof of God, and it seems to be occasionally available on Amazon. It contains barely coherent, completely amazing gibberish. To take a nice example: “Today, both mathematicians and scientists are saying that the universe has an end. This statement is made without any proof. My research shows that this saying is false. The danger of making such statements in any nation is great. For instance, the Muslim’s say that a suicide bomber will be rewarded by God. This saying is false and causes errors in human behavior in the Muslim nations. Saying that the universe has an end causes errors in human behavior in all nations.” And thus the stage is set.
Of course, Shollenberger himself noted the absence of reviews of his incoherent ramblings in any serious venues, and concluded from this that what he claimed was right. There is a review here, however (though Shollenberger claims it is just a character assassination and a concentrated effort to stop the propagation of his book). He was not happy with that one, and complained to the “scienceblogs website” (no idea), complaining that “[Scienceblog’s] mathematicians are practicing atheism […] In the USA, the practice of atheism is […] illegal”.
And then there is his attempt to disprove the theory of relativity.
Diagnosis: Perhaps we should have given him a pass. But then again, if you enjoy incoherent ramblings Shollenberger provides bang for your buck like no one else.