I just wanted to get people's reaction to something I came across called The Kolob Theorem (links to a pdf). You may have heard about this before, or maybe not. I think the first time I saw this I was at my wife's grandparents' house and I was rather surprised (and a little upset) when I saw the book. It is an absolute hatchet job of astronomy and the worst part is that no one except professional astronomers would even realize how bad a job the author has done with the astronomy.
So take a look at it and give me your thoughts on it (and try not to let my negative comments affect your perception of it). Let me know what you think of the astronomy and whether or not he got any of it right (my personal opinion is very, very no), but don't let my opinion bias your assessment. I have also written a little more of my thoughts on the matter at my personal blog. In my own comments I did not mention anything about the religious aspect, I confined myself to the (bad) astronomy, and I think that we should do the same with our comments. So I propose sticking to the astronomy, and the usefulness (or danger) of someone writing something like this, and what would be the best way to respond to things like this.
Again I don't want to debate the religious aspect, just the sagacity of mixing armchair astronomy with religion.
Also, if someone were to approach you with a manuscript like this, how would you respond (it's a little late for us, since the book was published back in 2005. You can actually buy a copy at Deseret Book.)?
(OK, going back at looking at the comments I wrote on my personal blog, I think I was a little harsh. It's just that I get a little touchy when people mix pseudo-science with my religion.)