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 Compelling New Xulon Book Explores The Origin Of The Universe, Humans, & Life Itself Through Careful Analysis Of Biblical Beliefs – Filled With Many Surprising Revelations. Wow — that’s a long title! 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.” They also promote creationist books. The press release says, with some bold font added by us for emphasis:
David E. Marley, Jr. M.D. reveals how the scientific discoveries of the last 85 years have proved Darwin wrong and have confirmed the validity of the Biblical Creation Account.
That sounds fantastic, but as you know, 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? Indeed it was! The press release’s title mentions Xulon. Their website, Xulon Press, leaves no doubt. It says:
Xulon Press is the largest, most experienced Christian owned and operated print-on-demand self publisher of Christian books. So if you’re a Christian author looking for a Christian self publishing company, join the thousands of Christian authors who have chosen Xulon Press.
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:
Within the pages of David E. Marley, Jr. M.D.’s new book, THE GENESIS CODE: Moses & Modern Science Agree, ($47.99, paperback) readers will discover a book about origins. It focuses on what the Bible says, and what science now says about the origins of life. It is also a book about belief and faith in God, and encouraging readers to live their lives in God’s Way.
What a book! We looked for the Amazon listing. Would you believe it — there are several books named The Genesis Code. This is the one we want: The Genesis Code: Moses & Modern Science Agree. Yup — that’s the one. Like the press release says, Xulon Press, and $47.99 in paperback. They also say it’s 492 pages long. Amazing! But there aren’t any reviews yet. Let’s get back to the press release. It says:
Modern science is now well equipped to answer many questions about the origins of the Universe, but Dr. Marley doubts whether science can ever answer three questions: Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going? He believes that science can only take humans so far and only belief and faith in God can take them to the places that science can never go. This book examines these questions and gives answers that come from Judeo-Christian belief and faith.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] Our deepest questions are answered! Let’s read on:
According to Dr. Marley, the type of evolution described in the Bible is different from Darwin’s scheme. [Wow!] Modern science has disproved Darwin’s ideas and has now verified the Bible’s description of evolution that has been unveiled by the deeper meaning of the Hebrew script of the Mosaic Creation Account – what the author calls “the Genesis Code.”
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] The Genesis Code! You’ve got to be wondering — who is this brilliant author? The press release tells us:
Now retired, Dr. David E. Marley, Jr. is a board-certified Radiologist with 40 years experience in medicine. He practiced Diagnostic Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Radiation Therapy. … For four decades, he used radiant energies to diagnose and treat patients.
[*Begin Drool Mode*] Ooooooooooooh! [*End Drool Mode*] He used radiant energies! The biographical information continues:
He is uniquely qualified to understand and teach the intricacies of the Big Bang Theory – which is the most credible theory of the beginning. A life-long Christian and student of the Bible, he is also a certified Bethel Bible Series teacher who, for three decades, has taught the Bethel Bible Series.
What a man! Your long search is over, dear reader. This is the book you’ve been waiting for all your life. Go get it!
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