I wrote a few weeks ago Lord Christopher Monckton’s bizarre bit of wingnut math, which he used to calculate that the odds of President Obama’s birth certificate being genuine was on in 62.5 quintillion. He pulled that number out of his ass, of course, but now he has reached back in and pulled out an even bigger number:
The headline on his latest column full of drivel is Win or Lose, Obama Was Not and Is Not the President. And his new number is a full order of magnitude larger than before:
I have been asked to prepare an affidavit in one of the 80 court cases U.S. citizens have filed in the hope of persuading someone – anyone – in office to lift a trembling, liver-spotted finger and do something about the forgery.The affidavit, which I shall be swearing today, is posted here, with the written permission of the plaintiff’s attorney.
In very simple language, the affidavit explains how mathematicians apply probability theory to determine the probability that suspect documents are genuine…
I have used the investigators’ list to draw up a schedule of probabilities – one for each individual irregularity. The probability that the “birth certificate” and other Obama identity documents are genuine is just 1 in 75 sextillion.
You might want to clean that number off a bit before you turn in the affidavit.