April 4, 2000
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
"Science Bible" Passes Through Great Wall
The Great Wall was constructed
in the second century BC to keep invaders
out of China. Over the years and for much of the 20th century,
The People's Republic had shut its gates to outsiders and instituted
a policy of material and intellectual protectionism.
At the height of communism, Chairman Mao did not allow Western ideas
to "corrupt" the minds of his people. But with national economies
now highly dependent on global commerce and the advent of the Internet,
in which walls cannot be constructed, China has been forced
to open its doors to the outside world.
The recent sale of the translation rights of
Bible According to Einstein: A Scientific Complement to the
Holy Bible for the Third Millennium (Jupiter Scientific
Publishing, 1999) to the Hainan Publishing House exemplifies
the changing times. Never would such a controversial book be permitted
on the streets of China during the reign of Mao. The deal,
which was orchestrated by the foreign rights agent
East Communication (Beijing), will lead to a translation
of the scientific tome into Chinese simplified characters within a year.
"We are delighted that the book is going to be made available
to the more than one billion people living in China,"
said Mr. Stewart Allen, President of Jupiter Scientific Publishing.
The 250,000-word treatise, which
superficially looks like the Bible
and is written in King James phraseology, replaces
religious issues with science. Its Old Testament narrates
a complete history of the Universe, Earth and life,
while its New Testament houses Nature's great designs --
the laws of physics. Three Nobel laureates praise
The Bible According to Einstein on its back cover
including the Chinese born physicist Samuel Ting (now at MIT)
who describes the book as "fascinating and most educational."
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