We have another fine addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses, where we bring you news of authors with a vanity press book in which the author claims to have made paradigm-shattering discoveries, and announces his work by hiring a press release service.
This author’s press release is issued by PR.com. The press release is titled Amazing Bible Timeline Highlights Math Supports Creationism.
Unlike the prior entries in our series, this one isn’t about promoting a book — it’s a wall chart or something. The press release says, with our bold font:
Keeping apprised of biblical timeline information to keep on the cusp of new developments a company based in Duck, West Virginia named Bible Charts and Maps, which publishes the Amazing Bible Timeline, has recently underscored its founder’s informative announcement.
Duck? There’s a town named Duck? Apparently so. They have a brief entry in Wikipedia: Duck, West Virginia. It’s an unincorporated community in Clay County, West Virginia, Okay, but who is the “author” of today’s work? That’s coming next:
A noted mathematician herself Margaret Hunter, Owner of Bible Charts and Maps makes clear cut assertions to support creationism in one of the many informational pages on the company’s website.
As we said, this one isn’t about a vanity published book, but a self-published chart. That’s okay, it fits in with our collection. What “clear cut assertions” is Margaret making? We’re told:
To that end, one recent posting on a page entitled “Less Than 1 Chance in 479 Million Moses Made Up The Creation Account” has sparked particular interest.
We can’t put this off any longer. Here’s the mathematician’s website: Amazing Bible Timeline with World History. Right there on the first page you can see a woman (the great mathematician herself?) standing in front of their amazing timeline wall poster. It reminds us of a similar product sold by ol’ Hambo — see Ten-Foot Wide Creationist Wall Chart. Which one is better? Perhaps it’s best to get one of each. Let’s read on:
Hunter recently spoke to the post that has garnered so much attention of late, “We’re particularly interested in the twelve events stated in the Biblical account of creation. Science has actually confirmed that these events are not only correct but they are stated in the correct order. In my post on AmazingBibleTimeline.com I put forth a question. Without prior scientific knowledge, what are the chances Moses guessed the correct order of Earth’s evolution or creation when he wrote Genesis?”
Great question! What are the chances? From the name of her post, we assume it’s roughly 1 in 479 million. You can check it out for yourself by reading the mathematician’s article: Less Than 1 Chance in 479 Million Moses Made Up The Creation Account. We’ve glanced at it. So many numbers! The math is far too complex for your humble Curmudgeon! The press release continues:
Sparking not only interest but a fair amount of controversy as is always the case surrounding creationism statements, Hunter looks for the simplest explanation on the site by using her ample deduction skills.
She must be the greatest mathematician in the world! Here’s the last paragraph, which is sure to get you to buy the chart:
The Amazing Timeline lays out the entire chronology of man from Adam to the current day which includes both Bible and world history. The original edition was printed in 1931 and has been updated every decade since 1990. The 2013 printing adds the most important secular history dates through 2012 with additional dates for Christian church, Africa and Asian history.
Don’t settle for an old one. If you have an earlier edition, toss it out and buy the latest version. The cost is only $19.97. And if you buy two, the second one costs only $10.00 more. Your Curmudgeon is pleased to have brought you this important news from Duck.
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