Wednesday, 9 February 2011

The Atlas of Creation

A regular talking point among Sixty Symbols viewers is a book on the shelf of astronomer Mike Merrifield.

As you can see in the picture, it is hard to miss The Atlas of Creation.

It causes so much discussion because the book is a creationist text.

Quite some time ago we made a video to explain why the Professor Merrifield (certainly not a creationist) owns a copy of the book.

We sometimes joke about removing the book just to stop the distracting comments.

However Professor Merrifield is quite stubborn, and I can't see him bowing to "public pressure".

And besides... It has become such a fixture in the videos that its removal would probably cause even more internet chatter!


  1. "Just because I don't agree with something is no reason to take it off the bookshelf." - perfect demonstration of why scientists are awesome. Thanks so much for this!

  2. couldnt agree more with the good professor.. very well put!

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