It must be idiot week on the History Channel. A friend reminded me that as well as the two hour Nostradamus special (commented on yesterday), they also ran a feature on the Bible Code, the book by Michael Drosnin. This idea – the belief that secret messages and predictions are encoded in the Bible – is really just too stupid even for me to waste time debunking. I merely repeat the challenge made by the book’s author in 1997:
When my critics find a message about the assassination of a prime minister encrypted in Moby Dick, I'll believe them.
And report that the analysis of Moby Dick was indeed performed, and the predicted assassinations of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, as well as Rene Moawad, Leon Trotsky, Martin Luther King, and Robert F. Kennedy were duly found. Nuff said.