Harun Yahya: Creationist Revival in New Zealand

We haven’t seen much news lately about Harun Yahya — that’s the pen-name of Adnan Oktar — the Turkish creationist who produced, among other books, the Atlas of Creation.

Our last posts about him are from a year or two ago (see Creationism, Intelligent Design, and Islam, and also Turkey: Country or Creationist Website?, and also Harun Yahya Offers Eight Trillion Dollar Prize!).

We once thought that he was going to serve some time in prison (Islamic Creationist Adnan Oktar Convicted!) but according to Wikipedia his conviction was overturned on appeal.

He’s back in action again, and we just found this press release which appears in Scoop, a New Zealand website: Conference: Scientific Refutation Of Darwinism At UofA. That’s the University Of Auckland. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:

The conferences on Islam and Science – Lectures on “scientific Refutation of Darwinism” will take place at Auckland University, between Friday July 15-20, 2011. The program is organised by Voice of Islam, a local charitable trust that promotes an understanding of the Islamic faith to all New Zealanders.

Sounds like a great event. Let’s read on:

These conferences are based on the works of Mr. Adnan Oktar (also known as Harun Yahya) who is very well known globally. … He has written more than 300 books, which have been translated into more than 75 languages and are available in 178 countries throughout the world.

Truly a great man. Most of the press release is a bunch of publicity blurbs about the guy, and it finishes up with this:

The opening lecture of the tour titled Scientific Refutation of Evolution Theory is 15 July, at the Owen Glenn Building, University of Auckland Business School, commencing at 6:30 pm. For full tour details, visit [link to Voice of Islam]. We invite all New Zealanders who are interested in learning the Truth represented by Science.

So there you are, dear reader. You want the Truth? Are you sure you can handle the Truth? Okay, now you know where you can find it.

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