The bigger question is why denialists cluster around Slashdot in the first place.
Oh, wait. I know the answer:
(Yes, computer science proper is pure mathematics, and most people employ a bit of both in their jobs. But it's well-known that the only people crazier than engineers are mathematicians.)
Computer scientists [more like programmers self-taught mainly around here] aren't Engineers.
That's freedom baby.
Freedom to die in the waiting room because your HMO did a present-value analysis of how much they could earn from you over the rest of your life vs how much the procedure you need costs, and you came up WAY short.
As Oscar Wilde said:
Religion: a large, wealthy, powerful cult.
Cult: a small, impoverished, powerless religion.
Chemist who falls in acid is absorbed in work.