Monday, April 02, 2012

Gods as Topological Invariants

OK, I had way too much fun reading this!

Abstract: We show that the number of gods in a universe must equal the Euler characteristics of its underlying manifold. By incorporating the classical cosmological argument for creation, this result builds a bridge between theology and physics and makes theism a testable hypothesis. Theological implications are profound since the theorem gives us new insights in the topological structure of heavens and hells. Recent astronomical observations can not reject theism, but data are slightly in favor of atheism. 

Don't forget to look at the date that it was uploaded to ArXiv, in case you missed it.

I suppose if we take away the "joke", something like this is similar to what Alan Sokal did for Social Text! :)


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