Last night, I spotted my one time guest-poster Barry Simon on the TeeVee. I wonder who will be next to make that jump.
Place your bets now.
Dr. Simon appeared on the History Channel's appallingly bad documentary about the Bible Codes. He's a code skeptic, yet the show (which was heavily biased toward Code supporters) made it seem like Simon accepted their legitimacy. As I wrote in 2007 in a post that explains why the Codes are bogus, Simon is a genius with a closet-full of advanced degrees and a tenured seat at Cal Tech. He is also a long-bearded Orthodox Jew. This last fact is relevant because it counters the knee-jerk assumption that anyone who opposes the codes opposes Judaism. Simon isn't anti-religion. He's a practicing Jew himself. He doesn't stand against Judaism. He stands against nonsense.
His one DovBear post likewise stood against nonsense. It debunked the claim that the probabilities that are inherent in quantum mechanics can somehow explain miracles.