Re: [Slate] American Religious fervor, by the numbers

Jeff Bone (
Fri, 02 Jul 1999 01:09:10 -0500

Hey, I need a book reference. I'm going on an annual family fishing
trip soon and I usually like to haul along a few books that I wouldn't
bother to make time for in the normal course of the year.

Last Xmas, I saw a book in the bookstore that was (I believe) some bona
fide mathematician's opus, in which he supposedly mathematically proved
the existance of God and an afterlife. I thought, what I
psuedoscientific hoot, and what a spectacular way to commit career
suicide! Anyway, I was thinking it might be worth a few chuckles...
problem is, I don't know what it was, who the guy was, and I'm at a

Anyone (a) heard of this, (b) know what it's called / who the author is,
and / or (c) has read it and has an opinion on it?