Blinding with science

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Blinding with science is to make a complicated argument that sounds impressive but has no hope of being understood by an audience.

One example cited in The God Delusion is actually an oft repeated myth[1][2]:

"The pious Euler advanced upon the atheistic Diderot and, in tones of the utmost conviction, delivered his challenge: 'Monsieur, (a + b n )/n = x, therefore God exists. Reply!' Diderot was cowed into withdrawal, and one version of the story has him withdrawing all the way back to France.[3]"

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  1. [1]
  2. [2]
  3. The God Delusion