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As his pen name Harun Yahya, Adnan Oktar sent a cargo-container-load of his book "Atlas of Creation" to scientists around the country and to members of Congress, reports the New York Times. As the book turned up in mailboxes unsolicited, sometimes to the whole life sciences department, many recipients seemed perplexed – the beautifully illustrated book is "a load of crap," says Berkeley biologist Kevin Padian in this article.

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