Today 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.
The press release for this one is titled Proof of the Collapse of Darwinism, issued by PR Web, which describes itself as “the leader in online news distribution and publicity.” It says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
The roots of all evolutionary thinking stem back to Darwin and his theory of natural selection. The research Dr. Gregory Bredemeier has completed proves that Darwinism fails as a scientific theory.
After nearly 40 years of experience and research, Dr. Bredemeier wrote The Collapse of Darwinism. He wrote the book in four parts, starting with defining Darwinism and its weaknesses, and ending with the demonstration that the theory fails and pointing out common errors of Neo-Darwinist authors.
Gasp — 40 years of research! This is serious. But who is this guy who calls himself “Dr.” Bredemeier? At the end of the press release we’re told:
Dr. Greg Bredemeier is a board-certified emergency physician practicing on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with over 30 years of clinical experience. He received a Bachelor of Science from Mississippi State University, Medical Degree from the University of Mississippi Medical Center, an Executive Juris Doctor with concentration in health law from Concord Law School, and a Doctor of Religious Studies from Trinity College and Theological Seminary. He also authored The Philosophical Attack on Christianity and Judicial Activism and the Assault on Christianity.
Very impressive! The press release also says:
This clinical investigation is carried on waves of personal stories from the lives Dr. Bredemeier encountered in the Emergency Room, as well as many other individuals whose misfortunes helped show how incomprehensibly complex the human machine really is.
Personal stories — the best kind of scientific research! Hey — get this:
The Collapse of Darwinism is heavily cited with over 500 citations and contains nearly 100 references.
The book has been cited over 500 times? Really? Somehow, we think that word is being misused. Nevertheless, this could be the book you’ve been searching for. But in addition to the press release, we need more to confirm that the book qualifies for our collection. Was it published by a vanity press? Yes, it was!
Here’s a link to Amazon’s listing for the book: The Collapse of Darwinism: How Medical Science Proves Evolution by Natural Selection is a Failed Theory. They say it’s published by WestBowPress. We Googled for them. Yup — their website says they’re a religious vanity publisher.
Okay! We’ve got a vanity press book and we’ve got the author’s press release. Let’s find out what else it says:
Dr. Bredemeier believes that Darwinism and the separation of church and state are the pillars of Secular Humanism, that Secular Humanism is a manifestation of egocentrism, and that each pillar is an inherently flawed doctrine, which is pathologic and therefore destructive.
M’god — this guy wants the US to be a creationist theocracy! The press release ends with an inspiring quote from the good doctor:
“Darwinism has become wedded to the separation of church and state to create a leviathan whose purpose is to keep God out of government now,” Dr. Bredemeier said. “All I need do is demonstrate the invalidity of Darwinism and the leviathan falls.”
According to Amazon, the book is 346 pages long and it costs only $19.69 in paperback. You can’t resist a bargain like that! Well, dear reader, what are you waiting for? Go get it!
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