We get some strange mail here at Sound Check World Headquarters (er, the Courant building), but this one wins: "Atlas of Creation" by Harun Yahya.
It's a 12-pound tome that, according to the publisher, "displays the invalidity of the theory of evolution by illustrating dozens of fossil remains gathered from various parts of the world." Harun Yahya, the pen name of Turkish author Adnan Oktar, has "become the well-known author of important works exposing the imposture of evolutionists and their invalid claims, and the dark liaisons between Darwinism and such bloody ideologies as fascism and communism."
Dark liaisons? Sounds juicy!
From fox skulls to mayflies, Yahya argues that ancient fossils are exactly the same as modern skeletal remains, which therefore invalidates the concept of evolution. "Fossils in the earth's strata confirm the fact that all life forms have existed in their original state ever since they were first created," he writes in a section titled "Evolutionists' Intermediate-Form Dilemma."
Ignore, for a moment, the sheer lunacy of publishing a ravishing 800-page attack on Darwinism — volume 3 of a planned seven-volume set. Why on earth did they go to the expense of sending it to a music writer?