Thanks to a tip from clandestine operative “Stonehenge,” we bring you important news of an author with a vanity press book. As with others who have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, today’s proud author has announced his work by hiring a press release service.
This one is issued by an outfit we’ve encountered before. It’s called PRWeb, which “gets your news straight to the search engines that everyone uses, like Google, Yahoo and Bing.” Their Pricing page reveals that their “Basic Package” costs $89. We assume that’s what we’re dealing with now.
The author is getting his money’s worth, because in addition to the actual news release, we found this item copied at two websites so far: MELODIKA.net — some kind of site that reviews and promotes music, and also Equities.com — which calls itself “a leading financial media website.” The word is getting out to all the right audiences.
The press release is titled Evolution Impossible Without Creation, Asserts Author Michael Ebifegha. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
Einstein said, “Science without religion is lame; religion without science is blind.”
Yes, and he also once said: “Waiter, where is the men’s room?” — which is something your Curmudgeon has also said, so like Michael Ebifegha, your Curmudgeon can claim an intellectual kinship with Einstein. The news release continues:
The debate between evolutionism and creationism is a lively and contentious one, and in his new book Creation or Evolution? Origin of Species in Light of Science’s Limitations and Historical Records (published by iUniverse) author Michael Ebifegha argues that it may be past time to put the argument aside.
Before proceeding further, we should pause to learn something about the author and his publisher. The news release tells us:
iUniverse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is the leading book marketing, editorial services, and supported self-publishing provider.
As we suspected, it’s a vanity publisher. And now for the author — we are told:
Michael Ebifegha earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Toronto and is currently a science and mathematics instructor at the Toronto District School Board. He is the author of The Death of Evolution and The Darwinian Delusion. He lives with his family in Toronto, Canada.
Whoa — hold on a minute! We’ve encountered this guy before. See Self-Published Genius #13: Vanity Reviewed! In that one his previous vanity published book was reviewed by a vanity-reviewer — one who reviews vanity books for a fee. We also had this additional information about the author:
Dr. Michael Ebifegha is a scholar with international experience. He obtained a B.Sc. (Hons.) in physics and a M.Sc. in applied geophysics from Ahmadu Bello University, Nigeria, where he worked as a lecturer in the Department of Physics for five years.
This is an author with global stature! Let’s read on in the press release:
Ebifegha examines the constraints of science as an explanatory framework for the origin of species and compares the contemporary world to a hypothetical world under the influence of evolutionary processes and agency. Additionally, he considers the irrelevance of the Earth’s age to the creationist/evolutionist controversy. He stresses that knowledge of the intersection between the origin of life and the origin of species is required to establish the latter.
The age of the Earth is irrelevant? Does he mean that if the world were truly only a few thousand years old, that would have no consequences for the theory of evolution? Fascinating! We continue:
Ebifegha augments [sic] the natural selection discussion in light of Fodor and Piattelli-Palmarini’s work, and addresses science’s limitations in deploying similarity/dissimilarity arguments in the debate between creationism and evolutionism.
This is an author who thinks deeply! Here’s more:
Finally, he focuses on the lack of historical evidence to justify an evolutionary worldview.
Okay. Here’s the last paragraph:
Creation or Evolution? discusses how the M-theory and Charles Darwin’s paradigm of evolution by natural selection are outside the limits of science. Ebifegha shows that readers must look beyond the inadequacy of such theories and address the validity of science as the sole avenue of inquiry.
We found a listing for the book at Amazon: Creation or Evolution? It only costs $16.42. The Amazon site has only one review so far, and it looks like it’s by one of our frequent commenters — Charley Horse. But don’t let that review discourage you. Reading this book promises to be a profound and life-altering experience. Hurry up and order a copy!
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