The National Center for Science Education in America is an evolutionist institution that takes a close interest in Harun Yahya’s work. The center made the folowing comments about the impact in America of the Atlas of Creation in an article titled "Islamic Creationism Invading the United States" dated 17 July, 2007:
The Atlas of Creation, a massive volume by the pseudonymous Islamic creationist Harun Yahya distributed throughout Europe in early 2007, is now being circulated to scientists in the United States. The New York Times (July 17, 2007) reports that copies of the book are "turning up … in mailboxes of scientists around the country and members of Congress, and at science museums in places like Queens and Bemidji, Minn. At 11 x 17 inches and 12 pounds, with a bright red cover and almost 800 glossy pages, most of them lavishly illustrated, “Atlas of Creation” is probably the largest and most beautiful creationist challenge yet to Darwin”s theory, which Mr. Yahya calls a feeble and perverted ideology contradicted by the Koran."
Among the recipients were University of California, Berkeley, paleontologist Kevin Padian (who serves as president of NCSE”s board of directors) and Brown University cell biologist Kenneth R. Miller (a Supporter of NCSE). Both marveled at the production values of the Atlas, with Miller estimating that such a book would cost at least $100 in a retail bookstore …
Toward the end of the article, the Times”s reporter wrote, "As the scientists ponder what to do with the book — for many, it is too beautiful for the trash bin…"