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HOW OLD IS THE GRAND CANYON? PARK SERVICE WON’T SAY — Orders to Cater to Creationists Makes National Park Agnostic on Geology
Washington, DC — Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees. Despite promising a prompt review of its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood rather than by geologic forces, more than three years later no review has ever been done and the book remains on sale at the park, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
“In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”
“As one park geologist said, this is equivalent of Yellowstone National Park selling a book entitled Geysers of Old Faithful: Nostrils of Satan,”
Originally posted by Ikema
What a joke. What do you expect though, 2008 cannot come soon enough
Originally posted by swimmer
Well, they think the same of you...you are not accepting ANY creationism to even be an acceptable theory, since "there is no proof"...like you have a solid proof for your theories. Theory of "coincidence", theory of "big bang", theory of "evolution" have something in common - NO EVIDENCE to support them. They are just theories, and in case of evolution - with much more proof against it than for it.
That is sad. That is not free thinking, that is more like tyranny of thought.
...and people like me are keeping this world from progress.
IS because it is a theory, and an unprovable one at that.
Originally posted by iori_komei
Evolution is not a theory, it's fact, the only reason books still call it
There is overwhelming evidence for evolution, we can even see
evolution in action on microscopic scales in short amounts of time,
and have even seen evolution in the macroscopic world in birds
over a period of a few years.
Though to be fair, I believe the universe has always existed, just
the big bang created this version, or perhaps created matter.