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Dec 10 2013

A Belated Present

Academics give the most fun birthday presents. So it was a little late. It made for that in sheer mass. I helped move an author’s archives on Saturday, and none of the boxes felt as heavy as this.

Photo of the cover of Harun Yahya's Atlas of Creation.

And yes, it came with a Post-It flag for the good part.

Photo of the top of the Atlas, with a bookmark sticking out.

And yes, the good part is one of these glossy photos.

Photo of the interior of the Atlas, with a photo of a caddisfly fishing lure as a modern specimin of the species.

Never heard of this book before? This is all you really need to know. Just don’t ask me why they mailed it to the English department.

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  1. 1
    Al Dente

    Isn’t that the book where fishing flies were identified as insects?

  2. 2
    A. Noyd

    @Al Dente (#1)
    Yes, that’s one of them in the third picture. You can see the hook even in the thumbnail.

  3. 3
    Marcus Ranum

    You can see the hook even in the thumbnail.

    God be praised!

  4. 4
    Southern Fried Scientist

    The cover on my copy is red, did he raise enough cash to print another edition?

  5. 5
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    I think you could put this to good use:
    Give it to a child who’s doing a real zoology project and let them cut out all the glossy fotos they need. Parents always get upset if they do that with their real science books.

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