I’m feeling left out. The mathematicians — Mark, Blake, and Tyler — are having so much fun bullseyeing a certain womp rat over there in Creationist Canyon. Yeah, Slimy Sal Cordova has poked his pointy head up and claimed that, somehow, Intelligent Design and Advanced Creation Science (whatever the heck that is) are built on Fourier transforms and Schrödinger’s equation. It’s a pathetic spectacle — Cordova simply throws up a formula with some Greek symbols in it, waves his hand with a flourish, and says, “A-ha!” After a time of his readers staring blankly at him, he says, “A-ha!” again, expecting us to now absorb what he has said spontaneously. And then people who know what they’re doing laugh at his pretense.
I am not a mathematician, but once upon a time I did discuss Fourier transforms in biology, and while I can’t claim to have offered a high-level mathematical discourse on the subject, I did at least try to explain what I was talking about. Cordova’s got nothin’.
(By the way, if you’re interested in playing with Fourier imaging, the wonderful free image processing and analysis program from NIH, ImageJ, lets you do all kinds of fun stuff with images, including an FFT and inverse FFT.)