I once read a book by Jason Lisle — it might have been his “Ultimate Proof of Creation”, or maybe “Logic and Faith”, I can’t really remember, it was such a tedious droning bore — and was unimpressed. If you claim to be using pure logic to determine the nature of the universe, and arrive at the conclusion that your idiosyncratic, culturally determined religious mythology is literally and perfectly true, it’s safe to say that you’re doing something wrong.
He’s up to the same tricks again. He’s now giving lectures on the Mandelbrot set, taking people on tours of fractals, and using the prettiness and complexity to announce that obviously, God created math, therefore Jesus is your Lord and Savior. I don’t know…I’ve had lunch with the late Benoit Mandelbrot, and he was more syncretic than that — round, pink, and white-bearded, like a fusion of Jehovah and Buddha.
Fortunately, I didn’t have to sit through the entire dreary video of happy clappy Jebus plus elementary fractal mathematics, because Spencer Hawkins made a list of all of Lisle’s logical fallacies. Very nice, very clear. Too bad the guy who now works for the Institute for Creation Research while claiming expertise in logic won’t comprehend it.