Education: Worlds in Retreat

The dignified old publishing house of Macmillan Co., whose textbooks are sold from coast to coast, also knows how to make the bestseller lists (e.g., Forever Amber, Gone With the Wind). Ten weeks ago Macmillan hit the jackpot again with Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky's Worlds in Collision, which attempts to prove that the planet Venus was once a giant comet which grazed the earth at the time of the Exodus (TIME, March 13). But last week, for all the money Worlds was making, Macmillan had decided to dump its prize.

There was no official explanation for such behavior from Macmillan, but the book...

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