Self-Published Genius #35: The Infinity Equation

We have another addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses, where we bring you news of authors with a vanity press book in which the author claims to have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, and announces his work by hiring a press release service.

We’ll make a bit of an exception for this one, because we can’t find any press release. Instead of that, the author, Patrocel N. Duque, is promoting his book by himself. That is most admirable! We found his promotional effort in the Pacific Daily News, from the US territory of Guam. The article, written by the author, is: Read my book to find proof God exists. That is a headline we can’t resist! The author says:

My book, “Mathematical Proofs that God Exists,” addresses both believers and nonbelievers, but with a caution: Read it with an open mind. Just like a parachute, the mind functions only when it’s open.

With trembling fingers, we went to Amazon to search for this book — and we found it! Here’s the listing: Mathematical Proofs That God Exists. It’s only $11.16 in paperback — a true bargain! The book was published in November of 2007, but there are no reviews yet. You might be the first, dear reader!

But before proceeding further, we need to confirm that the book qualifies for our collection. Was it published by a vanity press? No problem. Amazon says it was published by Infinity Publishing, and their website says: “Infinity Publishing provides you with the easiest and most comprehensive self-publishing experience.”

Okay. We’ve got a vanity press book and we’ve got the author’s do-it-yourself press release. Let’s dig in and see what he says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis.

The mathematical equation I used was practiced by ancient Greek mathematicians, notably Archimedes, some 200 years before the birth of Christ. It’s the infinity equation being used today in physics and mathematics. I deciphered and correlated it in terms of divinity.

The infinity equation? Is that like the Time Cube? Let’s read on:

Significantly, my book refutes the Big Bang theory of Stephen Hawking, that the world came from nothing and there’s no relevance of God in the world’s creation, even if there is an organizer and designer as espoused by intelligent design proponents.

Wow! We’ve never been so thrilled! What else is in this wonderful book? He continues:

It also refutes Charles Darwin’s evolution of man theory — that man came from the apes. This evolution concept being taught in schools is being absorbed by our children undebated, hook-line-and-sinker. Could this theory, when internalized in the formative years of their conscious and subconscious minds, that they are descendants of apes, devalue their relationship with one another? Does this contribute to the rising incidence of violence in schools and our society?

Yes — he’s figured it out! Skipping a bit, we come to this:

Some verses in the Bible could be proven mathematically, like Genesis 1:11, 21, and 24, which state that seeds, birds and animals produce their own kind. The miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 followers from five loaves of bread and two fish was also proven to be mathematically feasible. These and more are proven and shown in my book.

We don’t know about you, dear reader, but we’ve never read anything so fascinating! Skipping some more, here’s what he says at the end:

This book is circulated worldwide and translated in many languages; available in Guam bookstores and Amazon.com.

Of all the books we’ve discussed in this series, none has excited us more than this one. We can’t wait to read it!

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18 responses to “Self-Published Genius #35: The Infinity Equation

  1. Just like a parachute, the mind functions only when it’s open.

    I plan to quote Duque’s useful aphorism wherever I can. In pubs, probably; the ideal place for people to realize its wisdom. Besides, pubs too function only when they’re open.

  2. My book, “Mathematical Proofs that God Exists,” addresses both believers and nonbelievers, but with a caution: Read it with an open mind. Just like a parachute, the mind functions only when it’s open.
    And doesn’t have a hole in it . . . !

    Mathematical proofs of God’s existence have a rich history, Unfortunately, not one has ever been put forward which isn’t either sincere nonsense or a deliberate hoax. Duque seems to be perpetrating a hoax for his personal profit, since it’s clear that when he says “read my book” what he really means is “buy my book.”

  3. Just another creationist book on numerology, like all of Dembski’s books.

  4. “The miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 followers from five loaves of bread and two fish was also proven to be mathematically feasible.” Right. Each of the 5,000 got 2 g of bread and 0.5 g of fish. Yummy. And when are creationists going to catch on to the fact that humans didn’t “come from the apes” — we are apes.

  5. Isn’t the whole deal with miracles that they *aren’t* mathematically feasible? If it was feasible, it wouldn’t be a miracle.

    The Miracle on Ice so many years ago at Lake Placid would have been a true miracle if the US had scored fewer goals than the Soviets yet still won.

  6. @abeastwood

    And when are creationists going to catch on to the fact that humans didn’t “come from the apes” — we are apes.

    I completely agree with you: this is a point that isn’t often enough made. Even godless evilutionists seem frequently to forget it.

  7. Rikki_Tikki_Taalik

    “Does this contribute to the rising incidence of violence in schools and our society?”

    Violent crime in the US is at an all time low since the last peak in the 60’s. Someone should let Duque know. Maybe he missed a decimal point.

  8. [T]he Big Bang theory of Stephen Hawking” and “Charles Darwin’s evolution of man theory” succinctly encapsulate Patrocel N. Duque’s meticulous attention to detail.

    As for valid mathematical proofs, you can’t get out more than what’s already in the axioms, lemmas and theorems that you use. Besides, I think most believers would object on principle that their god is some sort of mathematically apprehendable object or procedure because that would mean mathematics is greater than their god.

  9. realthog reveals an essential corollary of Duque’s revolutionary theorem:

    pubs too function only when they’re open

    Indeed–but this can be challenged by Creationists, in precisely the same way they challenge findings on ‘junk’ DNA by word-lawyering the term “function.” E.g., a closed pub has the ‘function’ of promoting teetotalism.

    I prefer a different corollary, i.e.

    A zipper only works when it’s open

  10. So one has “mathematical proof” for which billions of people are willing to pay through the nose, and he needs a vanity press to publish it???

    Wow, that evil “Darwinist” conspiracy is a lot more powerful than I thought. 😉

  11. abeastwood: “And when are creationists going to catch on to the fact that humans didn’t ‘come from the apes’ — we are apes.”

    Anti-evolution activists will never admit it even if they do catch on (and & I suspect most already have). But rank-and-file evolution deniers, at least the not hopeless ~half, will catch on when we stop referring to apes and monkeys, and start referring to the pets they love. It also helps to show them that some prominent anti-evolution activists have conceded common descent, and others just play dumb about it.

  12. Infinity equation? Is it this one?

    Well, if you’re in for some bogus I recommend

    http://www.bpramana.org/scientific-spirituality/math.htm

    Would PND credit the author?

  13. This is a Duque of Hazard (sic).

  14. Doctor Stochastic

    Carl Linnæus did group homo sapiens (Carl’s name for them) among the primates. Of course, not being Roman Catholic, primate was a classification rather than a title.

  15. Someday I’d like to read this about Meyer’s books:

    “Available in Guam bookstores.”

  16. Megalonyx, I can’t accept your corollary “A zipper only works when it’s open.”

    That’s okay if the primary purpose of a zipper is to prevent untimely soaking of underwear. But remember another purpose: to forestall arrest for indecent exposure.

  17. Retired Prof says: “But remember another purpose [for the zipper]: to forestall arrest for indecent exposure.”

    Bah! If life is just random molecules, and we’re related to monkeys, then where does morality come from? Why should we be bound by foolish social rules! I gotta be me!

  18. It is not well known, but this book has a very short sequel, “Squaring the Circle” Abstract: pi=3 see 1 Kings 7:23!