Good news, dear reader! 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 Do the Secrets of the Universe Prove Divine Existence? New Book Explores the Science Behind the Great Beyond. It was issued by Press Release Rocket, which describes itself as “an independent news agency that specializes in bringing a fresh perspective to finance from around the world.” In our experience, they also promote creationist books. The press release says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
Challenging the beliefs of atheism, “Proof of God Within & Beyond” contends that the universe could not have been the outcome of an accident or random chance, but is the result of an intentional plan by a Supernatural Power.
That’s an attention-grabbing start! We must read on:
Proof of a divine existence is not established by science alone, but through logical reasoning based on obvious facts, according to author Charles De Silva. “It’s my hope that this book may provide a school for thought to the honest atheist, substantiation to the agnostic, hope and affirmation to the believer. However, I am also aware of the fact that for the believer no proof is necessary and for the one who is determined not to believe, no proof is satisfactory,” says the author.
All the arguments presented are logical conclusions based on common sense and scientifically established facts, not on imaginary hypothesis. The author clearly demonstrates the existence of an intelligent and omnipotent Designer who intentionally instituted all universal laws with stark precision and accuracy.
That sounds great! But who is this brilliant author? The press release doesn’t say, so we looked for the book’s Amazon listing — here it is: Proof of God Within and Beyond Science by Charles De Silva. At that listing, Amazon gives us information about an author with a different name, so we have no idea what’s going on.
Returning to the press release, we see that all it does is quote some of the glowing reviews that were posted at Amazon. They’re very persuasive.
However, 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! Amazon informs us that the publisher is something called Createspace. We’ve encountered them before. Their website leaves no doubt — they say: “Hundreds of thousands of authors like you are publishing profitable work right now instead of waiting for agents and publishers to give the green light.”
Amazon doesn’t tell us how many pages the book has, but it costs only $71.10 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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