Christian Statistical Loony Tunes

I was bouncing around the Interweb today clicking on links that suggested something interesting or entertaining. I came across The Null Hypothesis Project written by Jonathon Hold (Professor of Apologetics, Iowa University of Religion).

Espousing the view that teaching is a “most sacred responsibility”, Professor H writes:

At the risk of getting terribly technical here, I’d like to help lay folks understand how atheist scientists think and explain how to defeat their odd arguments. One big error atheist scientists make is trying to worship the “null hypothesis.”

His definition leaves a bit to be desired:

You state something is not true, then nullify that incorrect statement. It is called rejecting the null hypothesis.

The good professor calls this crazy thinking. He’s not wrong.

The big finish comes as the professor demonstrates how to defeat atheists’ anti-Christian arguments with specific examples:

  • Null hypothesis: Jesus did not exist. This is rejected because the Bible said he did.
  • Null Hypothesis: Jesus did not die for our sins. This is rejected because the Bible said he did… Twice.
  • Null Hypothesis: Homosexuality is not an abomination. This too is rejected because… Yes, you guessed it. The Bible says it is.

My null hypothesis: Professor Jonathon Hold doesn’t have a fucking clue… … Nope… Can’t reject that.

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