Tuesday, July 17, 2007


The Book Sent Round the World

It's 11 x 17 inches and weighs in at 12 pounds. It has a bright red cover and contains 800 lavishly illustrated pages with stunning photographs of fossil plants, insects and animals. It's the Atlas of Creation, a tract produced by a Turkish outfit under the pseudonym Harun Yahya that argues "evolution must be impossible, illusory, a lie, a deception or 'a theory in crisis.'"

Take your pick.

And, according to Cornelia Dean of The New York Times, it's "turning up, unsolicited, in mailboxes of scientists around the country and members of Congress, and at science museums in places like Queens and Bemidji, Minn."

Students of the bizarre counterculture of creationism, you know who you are, will love this story.


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