We have another 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.
We’ll make a bit of an exception for this one, because we can’t find any press release. Instead of that, the author, Patrocel N. Duque, is promoting his book by himself. That is most admirable! We found his promotional effort in the Pacific Daily News, from the US territory of Guam. The article, written by the author, is: Read my book to find proof God exists. That is a headline we can’t resist! The author says:
My book, “Mathematical Proofs that God Exists,” addresses both believers and nonbelievers, but with a caution: Read it with an open mind. Just like a parachute, the mind functions only when it’s open.
With trembling fingers, we went to Amazon to search for this book — and we found it! Here’s the listing: Mathematical Proofs That God Exists. It’s only $11.16 in paperback — a true bargain! The book was published in November of 2007, but there are no reviews yet. You might be the first, dear reader!
But before proceeding further, we need to confirm that the book qualifies for our collection. Was it published by a vanity press? No problem. Amazon says it was published by Infinity Publishing, and their website says: “Infinity Publishing provides you with the easiest and most comprehensive self-publishing experience.”
Okay. We’ve got a vanity press book and we’ve got the author’s do-it-yourself press release. Let’s dig in and see what he says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis.
The mathematical equation I used was practiced by ancient Greek mathematicians, notably Archimedes, some 200 years before the birth of Christ. It’s the infinity equation being used today in physics and mathematics. I deciphered and correlated it in terms of divinity.
The infinity equation? Is that like the Time Cube? Let’s read on:
Significantly, my book refutes the Big Bang theory of Stephen Hawking, that the world came from nothing and there’s no relevance of God in the world’s creation, even if there is an organizer and designer as espoused by intelligent design proponents.
Wow! We’ve never been so thrilled! What else is in this wonderful book? He continues:
It also refutes Charles Darwin’s evolution of man theory — that man came from the apes. This evolution concept being taught in schools is being absorbed by our children undebated, hook-line-and-sinker. Could this theory, when internalized in the formative years of their conscious and subconscious minds, that they are descendants of apes, devalue their relationship with one another? Does this contribute to the rising incidence of violence in schools and our society?
Yes — he’s figured it out! Skipping a bit, we come to this:
Some verses in the Bible could be proven mathematically, like Genesis 1:11, 21, and 24, which state that seeds, birds and animals produce their own kind. The miracle of Jesus feeding 5,000 followers from five loaves of bread and two fish was also proven to be mathematically feasible. These and more are proven and shown in my book.
We don’t know about you, dear reader, but we’ve never read anything so fascinating! Skipping some more, here’s what he says at the end:
This book is circulated worldwide and translated in many languages; available in Guam bookstores and Amazon.com.
Of all the books we’ve discussed in this series, none has excited us more than this one. We can’t wait to read it!
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