Yes, Inability to Do Math Results in Being Deeply Religious
One billion seconds ago, Jimmy Swaggart was telling people that the Bible was the greatest science book ever written. And banging prostitutes in Louisiana motels
Of course, they can add and subtract, maybe even still do some algebra, but they are woefully lacking in the tools necessary to understand the numbers that describe the cosmos.
As a result, they can’t begin to grasp the mind-boggling immensity of the universe and what that implies for the ancient god myths. It is a sad manifestation of what John Allen Paulos wrote about in his enlightening book, Innumeracy.
Innumeracy is the mathematical equivalent of illiteracy and, although many people joke about their own inability to do math, it actually has real, adverse effects on the ability to understand the universe in a rational manner.
It has less to do with the ability to do long division than it has to do with the ability to understand the scale and logical relationships.
A more practical consequence is that those who are unable to judge or even think about, numerical relationships may find themselves more easily fooled by misinformation or deceived by charlatans. Like televangelists.