Math Proves Christ's Resurrection?

This is actually on CNN's Netscape page:
Math Proves Christ's Resurrection?

It is faith, not proof, that makes Christians believe in Jesus Christ's resurrection, the central tenet of the religion. Until now.

Oxford University professor Richard Swinburne, a leading philosopher of religion, has seemingly done the impossible. Using logic and mathematics, he has created a formula that he says shows a 97 percent certainty that Jesus Christ was resurrected by God the Father, report The Age and Catholic News.

This stunning conclusion was made based on a series of complex calculations grounded in the following logic:

1. The probably of God's existence is one in two. That is, God either exists or doesn't.
2. The probability that God became incarnate, that is embodied in human form, is also one in two.
3. The evidence for God's existence is an argument for the resurrection.
4. The chance of Christ's resurrection not being reported by the gospels has a probability of one in 10.
5. Considering all these factors together, there is a one in 1,000 chance that the resurrection is not true.

I tried to come up with an explanation or analogy to show how ridiculous this is, but I'm at a complete loss. I'm alternating between depression and hysterical laughter. Oxford certainly isn't the school I thought it was.


Anonymous Turtle Bro said...

Yeah...I can't come up with an analogy that's that bad.

4/24/2006 11:36 AM  

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