The cost of willfull ignorance:Park Service inanity: they won't tell us how old the G

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by Free Thinker, Dec 31, 2006.


    Park Service inanity: they won't tell us how old the Grand Canyon is

    Posted by Don Hazen at 6:34 PM on December 28, 2006.

    According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) in a report released this week [PDF], 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.

    Furthermore, a book approved by the Service claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood ,rather than by geologic forces, is on sale in the park for more than three years, even though a review was promised to Congress and the press. A Freedom of Information request [PDF] reveals that no review has ever been requested, nor taken place.

    "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.'" PEER urged [PDF] the new Director of the National Park Service (NPS), Mary Bomar, to end the stalling tactics, remove the book from sale at the park and allow park interpretive rangers to honestly answer questions from the public about the geologic age of the Grand Canyon.

    Hard to believe... where is Richard Dawkins when we need him?
  2. neophyte321

    neophyte321 Guest

    this is quite helpful ........ "AlterNet" reports that "PEER" is accusing the Bush Administration of suppressing the estimated geological age of the grand canyon and promoting the belief it is a result of Noah's flood....

    Funny, I can't find a god damn thing to corroborate this claim anywhere in the links provided, except that a book is being sold in the giftshop.

    The Internet: Man's best friend, Or conspiracy's and stupidity's greatest purveyor?

    By the way, "PEER" is not exactly an un-biased source. And you people complain about "Faux News"......... In any event, WHO THE FUCK CARES? Bush got his testicles handed to him in the last election.
  3. Of course you realise-this means the mormons were right:D
  4. chimp boy had testicles? :confused:
  5. If any of this is correct, re; no comment from parks, and a book, even containing any reference whatsoever to biblical phenomena-when geographic dating is pretty good, maybe, maybe, juuuuust a little more viable than a book written , hhmmm, lets see....before america was discovered...................

    Lets have some facts, anyone live 'round there, or have contact with the institution in question?

    (national parks service, not the damn church-unless you got some good gear, aka, mormons were right)