Once again, dear reader, 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 $159 — they’ve raised it, we remember when it cost only $89. Anyway, we assume that the basic package is what we’re dealing with here.
The press release is titled Creation Science League Publishes New Creationism Notebook. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us:
The Creation Science League continues the battle against the fallacies of Evolution with a new Creationism resource. The ‘Creation in Scripture, Science, and Society’ notebook serves by outlining the evidence for Creationism and is designed to work with the information available from the Creation Science League, League members, and many other creationist websites and organizations.
Who is this “League”? We’ve never heard of them. By jumping to the end of the press release, we find this information:
Todd Elder, a young earth creationist, founded the Creation Science League in 2011. The League’s membership consists of individuals and organizations who volunteer their time or materials toward the League’s goals.
Ah, so the “League” was started last year. The link in the previous paragraph is to Elder’s biographical entry at Creation Wiki — an online creationist “encyclopedia.” His picture makes him look like some kind of Old Testament prophet — or maybe a contemporary street preacher. Actually, he reminds us of a bearded John Brown. Anyway, leaving there to return to the press release, we learn:
The Creation Science League website can be found at http://www.creationleague.info. The ‘Creation in Scripture, Science, and Society’ notebook is available through most major book retailers.
Now we’re getting somewhere! Visiting the Creation Science League website is quite an experience — like stepping in a pile of something on the sidewalk. But that’s just our opinion; check it out for yourself. While you’re doing that, we’re going on with the press release. It says:
The 2012 edition of the Creation Science League notebook supports Creationism on four major fronts.
Oooooooh! Four major fronts — and here’s what they are. We’ve added the bullet points to help you keep track of things:
• It explores the great questions and meaning of life with emphasis on the answers given by both Creation and Evolution.
• It examines scriptural creationism by studying the original creation week and a view of history based on the special relationship the Creator has with mankind.
• This book engages scientific creationism in both the physical and life sciences demonstrating that science supports Creation and not Evolution.
• It also confronts the social impact of Creation and Evolution on philosophy, religion, and society.
Quite a book! We know that by this time you’re trembling with desire to get your hands on Elder’s masterpiece, so as always, your helpful Curmudgeon is providing you with a link to the book’s listing at Amazon: Creation in Scripture, Science, and Society: The Creation Science League Notebook 2012 Edition. Hey — it’s costs $5.38. How can you go wrong?
The “product details” section tells us that this book is 74 pages long — that’s a lot of pages! — and it’s published by something called CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Here’s their website: CreateSpace — definitely a vanity publisher. Amazon’s “author information” section appears to be a copy of what’s available at Creation Wiki. Amazon doesn’t have any customer reviews yet, but that should change — as soon as word gets out about this amazing book.
So there you are, dear reader. Your Curmudgeon has done all he can — we’ve shown you the door, but you have to walk through it. Wisdom lies within, for those who have the courage.
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