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Wednesday, October 20

Creationism Trumps Science

Back in March, I wrote about this ridiculousness. A Colorado River guide said:
"For years, as a Colorado river guide, I told people how the Grand Canyon was formed over the evolutionary timescale of millions of years. Then I met the Lord. Now I have a different view of the canyon, which according to a biblical timescale can't possibly be more than a few thousand years old." Yes, she found the Lard and traded in her brains.

They were selling a creationist book about how the Grand Canyon was formed in the National Park. This outrage made the American Geological Institute and seven scientific bodies flood the National Park Service with complaints calling for the book to be removed from the shop.

Now a new report says, "Despite telling members of Congress and the public that the legality and appropriateness of the National Park Service offering a creationist book for sale at Grand Canyon museums and bookstores was “under review at the national level by several offices,” no such review took place, according to materials obtained by PEER under the Freedom of Information Act. Instead, the real agency position was expressed by NPS spokesperson Elaine Sevy as quoted in the Baptist Press News: “Now that the book has become quite popular, we don’t want to remove it.” And the Bush Administration has decided that it will stand by its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah’s flood rather than by geologic forces.

So the National Park Service AND Bush are pandering to the fundies in a big way. They are rewriting geology now. Earlier today, the news I posted was that democrats are too darn educated to vote republican. It seems that they don't really give a shit and they will just spit in the faces of scientists and sane people.

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