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Dan Brown smacked down by real-life physicist he wrote about

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Jeremy England. From John Ellis at PJ Media:

In his new novel Origin, Brown includes a character named Jeremy England who is a physics professor. This fictional character based on the real-life Jeremy England has “identified the underlying physical principle driving the origin and evolution of life.” Furthermore, according to the book, Professor England has disproven all other theories of creation, including the Biblical account recorded in Genesis.

The real Jeremy England scoffs at Dan Brown’s fictional creation that hijacks England’s actual research. England takes umbrage at Brown’s use of his name and research to suggest that the Book of Genesis has been refuted. England points out that his namesake in Dan Brown’s book offers no real science to interact with. Then, England writes: “My true concern is my double’s attitude in the book. He is a prop for a billionaire futurist whose mission is to demonstrate that science has made God irrelevant.”

The real Jeremy England offers this advice for interacting with his research:

“… I’m a scientist, but I also study and live by the Hebrew Bible. To me, the idea that physics could prove that the God of Abraham is not the creator and ruler of the world reflects a serious misunderstanding — of both the scientific method and the function of the biblical text. More.”

It’s too bad that England’s real views will be lost on people who believe in conspiracy theories around religion.

See also: Dan Brown: AI Collective consciousness will replace God: ‘Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us … will diminish and eventually disappear,’ he added.

Chemist James Tour calls out Jeremy England’s origin of life claims – in a nice way


Rob Sheldon: Sara Walker is criticizing Jeremy England for the wrong reasons

Dan Brown said:
Our need for that exterior god, that sits up there and judges us … will diminish and eventually disappear,
Dan Brown is actually right on this account. The need disappears right after "... at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." However, for many it will be too late. awstar
polistra @3:
What happened to the old rules about fiction vs non-fiction?
Maybe they went the same way as the much older rules about true xor* false? We're humans, aren't we? (*) XOR = eXclusive OR Dionisio
What happened to the old rules about fiction vs non-fiction? "Any resemblance, etc". Using a real character with his real name has always been a guaranteed libel suit. polistra
The problem is not the hogwash writers, but that so many people get so excited to read that kind of nonsense and believe it. The problem with poisonous drugs is not the producers or thevmerchants but the consumers. Dionisio
People like Dan Brown are so clueless that I can only accept that they see what a blinding prism of emotion and wishful thinking reveal and hence cannot accept reality. tribune7

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