Self-Published Genius #114: Secrets of the Universe

Tou’re reading the new year’s first addition to our series about Self-Published Geniuses. This is 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 we found today is a strange one. Usually they’re written by the publisher, as part of the vanity press package the author pays for. But today’s press release doesn’t even mention the publisher. Instead, it says it was written by the author. The thing is titled Nicholas P. Ginex – Everything Has a Beginning. Like so many of them, it was issued by Cision PRWeb, which says it’s “the leader in online news distribution and publicity.” Here are some excerpts from the press release, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Nicholas Ginex [The book’s author!] invites you on a philosophical journey into the universe. [Wow!] He presents a scientific conception about the beginning of the universe, the phenomena of Consciousness, existence of Extraterrestrials, and discoveries kept hidden [Gasp!] by surreptitious entities that control the news media, TV news, movies, the Internet, and publication of scientific and astrophysics papers.

Ooooooooooooh! The book reveals things that have been kept hidden from us! Then the author says:

How did the universe begin? Quantum physics has found that minute particles have evolved the atom, which is considered the basic building block of all matter. Physicists and scientists [Presumably physicists aren’t scientists!] are investigating what appears to be an unknown force that is currently being characterized as being consciousness.

Ooooooooooooh! Consciousness is an unknown force! After that stunning revelation, the author tells us:

This force exists at the lowest levels that has a will to create inorganic and organic matter with a purpose to reach its highest evolutionary perfection – the creation of thinking organisms to articulate a consciousness that can reach out and comprehend its own consciousness. This will is instilled with a reproductive desire that fulfills a noble purpose, which is to love one another and all living entities in our universe.

This glorious knowledge has been a secret — until now! The author continues:

Scientists and physicists [Hee hee!] have concluded that the atom is a fundamental cause in the creation of all matter. They have developed the Periodic Table of Elements, which shows how different atom configurations create the many kinds of matter that exist on our planet and indeed, throughout the universe.

Fascinating! Let’s read on:

After reading a paper by Paramahamsa Tewari that revealed the electron, a fundamental particle, is created through the transformation of energy in space and acknowledging Nikola Tesla’s profound statement that energy exists throughout space, this author conceived the revelation that Everything Has a Beginning – Even the Universe.

That’s the title of the author’s book, but we’ll skip his link and give you the book’s listing at Amazon: Everything Has a Beginning – Even the Universe. It costs only $16.99 in paperback — a true bargain! There are no customer reviews yet, but Amazon has a “Look inside” feature. Go ahead, take a look!

Although the press release omits the name of the publisher, Amazon gives us that information. We’ve run into them before. Here’s their website: Xlibris. They describe themselves as: “the leading supported self-publishing services provider.”

We not only have the press release, but now we know that the publisher is a vanity press. The book clearly qualifies for our collection! Returning to the press release, what remains is an “Abstract,” followed by a long list of the topics covered in the book. We know you’ll want to read that for yourself, so this is where we leave it.

You want this book, don’t you, dear reader? Who wouldn’t? So go get it! And when you do, tell ’em the Curmudgeon sent ya.

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3 responses to “Self-Published Genius #114: Secrets of the Universe

  1. “Quantum physics has found that minute particles have evolved the atom”
    BWAHAHAHAHA! Many a physicist will be stunned by this profound insight.

    “They have developed the Periodic Table of Elements”
    Now that’s news. But how comes I’ve been familiar with it since I was 14 ?

    “this author conceived the revelation that Everything Has a Beginning – Even the Universe.”
    Aha. Alexander Friedmann and George Lemaitre had nothing to do with this idea.
    From the look inside feature we learn that the scientific and philosophical journey about the beginning of the universe begins with

    “Throuthout his life this author has reflected on how life began and wondered who was God and where did He come from?”

    Indeed Friedmann and Lemaitre had it all wrong, especially the latter with his “primordial atom”. Nicky reveals:

    “It is the author’s belief that the universe began with the electron.”

  2. Genix is an idiot, must be a creatard.

  3. Dave Luckett

    If he were merely an idiot, he would be unremarkable. Idiots are everywhere.

    (I like to think of the original Greek derivation of that word, for it literally translates as “a private person, who has no interest in public affairs”.)

    Alas, Genix is not an idiot in that sense. He’s far worse than that. He’s an ignoramus who has read just enough to confuse himself, while giving himself the false impression that he knows something. He’s a conspiracy theorist, with his “surreptitious entities”. The smallest step – a mere shuffle – past that, and we come to assertions about the identity of these “surreptitious entities”, and with that, the source of a cataract of horrors.

    Oh, Genix is probably harmless enough on his own. He’s a joke, of a kind. On his own. But now, we have the internet…