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Self-Published Genius #108: The Best One Yet!

Today we have a new 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.

But this one is exceptional. The author isn’t using a press release firm — at least not yet. He seems to be generating his own publicity. And as a special feature, the author is nominating himself for a Nobel Prize! How’s that for confidence? We learned about it thanks to a tip from our super-secret highly placed clandestine operative, who doesn’t even have a code name.

The website where our operative learned about this amazing author has this headline: Author expects to receive the Nobel Prize for new books – ‘The Science of Physics – Proof That God Exists’ and ‘Remaking Humans’. That mentions two books, but to keep our head from exploding, we’ll only discuss the first one. Here are some excerpts from the article, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

Most important Scientific Discovery in history! [Wow!] Albert Einstein, up to the day he died, attempted to prove that ‘The Force’ existed [What?] but the math proved to be too much even for this magnificent brain. We invented a new number for this purpose [Huh?] and came up with the world’s most important mathematical formula – easy enough for anyone to understand and use in their daily lives.

What formula are they talking about? Be patient, all will be revealed. The article says:

It all started with the discovery of the God Particle. [Groan!] From here, we could infer that the universe was created for a reason. [Ah yes!] Moving along to the next most important discovery in Science [That’s “science” but with a capital “S”], we learned that when electrons become entangled – like two people meeting at a bar – they may fall in love and never forget about their new lover. [Electrons in love!] When the state of one of these sub-atomic life forms [Life forms?] changes, the other ‘married’ partner changes its state to counter-act their lover. This happens regardless of distance with zero time expanded. Clearly something magical is happening.

That might be the most amazing paragraph that has ever appeared at our humble blog. Want more? Sure you do! The next paragraph begins with a quote mark. Presumably they’re quoting the brilliant author:

“From the day that Charles Darwin taught us about Evolution and Natural Selection – things have been unsettled in the realm of human spirituality because it is one of our most basic instincts that God exists and loves us, while ‘Darwinism’ propounded that all life has evolved on this planet merely by accident, or random chance – no evidence of any Creative Force anywhere.

The quoted material continues:

“But – new knowledge propounded in this book shows that Darwin was only partially correct and that ‘Random Selection’ can now be replaced confidently to become known as ‘Artificial Selection’. [Gasp!] This means that Evolution of our species is no longer left to chance and instead will be directed by us as a direct ‘pay-it-forward’ to our Creator and carried forth by a form of intelligence that is based on our own intelligence, but is highly improved, streamlined, immortal and without all or most of our human flaws.”

Isn’t this the most amazing stuff you’ve ever read? And there’s more! It says:

Michael Mathiesen – Author – Remaking Humans and The Science of Physics – Proof that God Exists …

What follows that is a picture of the book cover. We’ll take it as a cue to give you a link to the book at Amazon — here it is! The cost is only $14.95 in paperback — quite reasonable for a book comprised of 158 pages. The publisher is listed as Michael Mathiesen, which is also the name of the author — self-published indeed! Amazon has a “Look inside” feature, so go ahead — look inside! There are no reviews yet. You can be the first!

Returning to the article we’ve been reading, we’re told:

The Science Of Physics explains a new formula that is literally an I.O.U. between you and the universe. [Very exciting!] Either the universe owes us all or we all owe the universe. The energy goes both ways at all times. A new number, created by the author – Zero to the exponent of Infinity [Wow!] explains our place in the universe and the placement of all other energies in a simple easy-to-understand summary of the Laws Of Physics.

Zero to the exponent of Infinity — that would be 0. Very impressive!

Okay, that’s enough. We know you’re going to buy the book, dear reader. And we have no doubt that the author will win his Nobel Prize. He certainly deserves it!

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Discoveroids Attack the Museum of Natural History

Did you know, dear reader, that the Discovery Institute is not only the most scientifically advanced organization in the world, they are also the most benevolent and humanitarian? It’s true! Look what was just posted on the Discoveroids’ creationist blog: New York Museum Benefited from African Genocide.

It was written by John West (whom we affectionately call “Westie”). Wikipedia describes him as: “a Senior Fellow at the Seattle-based Discovery Institute (DI), and Associate Director and Vice President for Public Policy and Legal Affairs of its Center for Science and Culture (CSC), which serves as the main hub of the Intelligent design movement.” Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

As I discussed in a recent article and video [links omitted], Germany committed genocide against the Herero and Nama peoples in southwest Africa in the early 1900s. German authorities also conducted medical experiments on their victims in the name of racial “science.” The extermination efforts and medical experiments were a product of Western imperialism and fueled in part by a virulent strain of Darwinian ideology.

Ah yes, it was Darwin’s fault. Then Westie says:

It turns out that one of America’s most prominent museums benefited from the atrocities. [Gasp!] The American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) in New York City purchased a collection of skulls that included pieces gathered from German concentration camps in southwest Africa. The sorry story is told in this 2018 article in The New Yorker:

Westie gives us a big quote from that article, which we’ll omit, but you can read the whole article if you want to: The Troubling Origins of the Skeletons in a New York Museum. We didn’t read the article, but because Westie says their collection is the result of “a virulent strain of Darwinian ideology,” we did a quick search for “Darwin” and “evolution.” Neither word was there. Anyway, Westie tells us:

As of 2018 [when The New Yorker article appeared], the skulls were still housed in the AMNH’s collections, although the museum allowed a delegation of a dozen Hereros to view the remains. Are they still housed there? Earlier this week, I contacted the museum’s press office in an effort to find out, and to ask if the Museum was considering sending them back to modern Namibia for burial. The AMNH failed to respond.

They didn’t respond? That was very impolite — and revealing! But it’s to be expected. The American Museum of Natural History recently had a big Darwin exhibit, so you know they’re a bunch of evolutionists. Westie continues:

It’s not the first time the museum has avoided addressing its uncomfortable history. While preparing my documentary Human Zoos [link omitted], I encountered a similar wall of silence. My documentary deals in part with the museum’s history of promoting eugenics. [Egad!] But AMNH officials declined a request to be interviewed on-screen for the documentary.

Refusal to be interviewed by the Discoveroids suggests that they’re guilty of the worst crimes imaginable. Typical Darwinists! And it’s not over yet. Westie ends on a sinister note:

It remains to be seen whether the AMNH will continue to get a pass in 2020 about its avoidance of its problematic past.

Shocking. Absolutely shocking. All we can say is that if you want to visit a museum, try the Creation Museum run by ol’ Hambo. Then you’ll learn something!

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Hambo Offers What You Desperately Need

As you suspected from our title, this one is about something from Ken Ham (ol’ Hambo) — the ayatollah of Appalachia, the world’s holiest man who knows more about religion and science than everyone else. At the website of Answers in Genesis (AIG), his creationist ministry, he just posted Answering Atheists Conference Now Available on Video. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:

In 2019 we hosted a very successful Easter conference, Answering Atheists, at the Ark Encounter. Hundreds of people attended and were equipped to engage with unbelievers on questions regarding God’s Word and the gospel.

We posted about that — see Hambo Has Proof and You Have Nothing. Let’s find out what Hambo has for us today. He says:

And now six of these sessions are available for preorder in a DVD set. [That’s wonderful!] This new set includes these six DVDs:

Here’s the whole glorious list, but with links omitted:

• Answering Atheists: Learning to Think Biblically (featuring myself)
• Answering Atheists: Genesis, Foundations, and How to Impact the Culture (another talk by me)
• Answering Atheists: The Bible vs. All Other Religions featuring Bodie Hodge
• Answering Atheists: Does Science Support a Flat Earth? by Dr. Danny Faulkner
• Answering Atheists: Did Jesus Really Rise from the Dead? featuring Tim Chaffey
• Answering Atheists: Are Humans Related to Chimps? with Dr. Georgia Purdom

What a list! After that he tells us:

These sessions will equip you to graciously and boldly defend your faith [Graciously and boldly!] and answer the common objections many atheists have to the truth of God’s Word and the gospel.

But wait — there’s more. Hambo continues:

These sessions are designed to give you confidence [Confidence!] in proclaiming to others the good news of the hope that we have as Christians. I encourage you to add this DVD set to your home or church library. You can save almost 50% [Gasp!] when you preorder the Answering Atheists 6-DVD set at [link omitted].

That’s all Hambo says except for some more promotional stuff, so this is where we leave him. And we leave you with one important question: You’re not going to miss out on this opportunity, are you, dear reader?

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Self-Published Genius #107: A Brilliant Book

Today we have a new 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 title of the press release is Robin Stone’s newly released “Creation: The Theory of Timely Things” is a brilliant study [It’s brilliant!] that sheds light on the creation’s biggest unanswered mysteries . Like so many others in our collection, 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]:

“Creation: The Theory of Timely Things”: an interesting thesis discussing how biblical history and science are deemed in sync with each other. [They’re in sync!] “Creation: The Theory of Timely Things” is the creation of published author Robin Stone, an excellent writer born in Texas in the middle of the twentieth century.

Interestingly, all we’re told about the brilliant author is that he was “born in Texas in the middle of the twentieth century.” But it’s more than enough! The press release quotes the author:

Stone shares, “I understand that some may call me controversial for writing this thesis. In fact, a good friend of mine refuses to look at it for fear of going against the thoughts of his denomination on the subject. The controversial part is a phrase. It states that God’s science and man’s science are not the same.

Controversial indeed! The author’s quote goes on:

“In ancient times, the phrase was true. We had no science. But we have learned more over the centuries. Will we ever grow into God’s science? I don’t know. I’m not trying to convince you of anything. The thesis is written in a way that allows all to form their own opinions. As far as I can see, anything less is blindness.

You can form your own opinion, dear reader. Isn’t that wonderful? Then the author tells us:

The scientists that made me ask, ‘If not God’s science, then whose?’ are stilling us [Stilling us?] about the boundaries of our universe. I thank them deeply for their contributions. They are the Bible, Josh Wilferd, Nova, Albert Einstein, Neal DeGrasse Tyson, esteemed astrophysicists, World Book, Inc., the Green Kingdom Volume 6, Prentiss Hall Elementary science textbook, the crew of the Hubble Telescope, and NASA. They want to tell us what they know. I have thoroughly enjoyed working on this project. I hope as much that you enjoy reading it.”

What did he say? Unless you can help us, dear reader, it’s going to take your Curmudgeon months to figure it out. Anyway, the press release continues:

Published by Christian Faith Publishing [Aha!], Robin Stone’s new book is a fascinating read that brings the readers important knowledge and understanding, and at the same time, gives room for everyone to shape their own opinions on the subject matter.

We’ve seen that publisher’s name a number of times before. Here’s their website: Christian Faith Publishing. It leaves no doubt — they’re a vanity publisher. They even let authors pay their fees on a monthly installment plan. With that, and the press release, we know the book qualifies for our collection. Here’s one last excerpt:from the press release:

View a synopsis of “Creation: The Theory of Timely Things” on YouTube [link omitted].

We don’t intend to visit that link. Instead, we looked for the book at Amazon — and we found it: Here it is! It costs only $12.95 in paperback, and it’s worth every penny! The book has an astounding total of 34 pages — that’s right, thirty-four! Amazon has a “Look inside” feature, so go ahead — look inside! There are no reviews yet. You can be the first!

That’s all we’ve got on this one, dear reader. But what more do you need? Go ahead, buy the book, and then tell us all about it. We’ll be waiting, right here!

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