Did you guys hear about this one?

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Did you guys hear about this one?

People say what's wrong with religion? THis is an example the destruction and simplification of scientific principles. We have an administration who supports telling lies to people. A government supported lie. The grand canyon being carved by the great flood? Come the fuck on...this shit needs to end and it needs to end now.

http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/#46043

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.

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LeftofLarry wrote:

LeftofLarry wrote:
People say what's wrong with religion? THis is an example the destruction and simplification of scientific principles. We have an administration who supports telling lies to people. A government supported lie. The grand canyon being carved by the great flood? Come the fuck on...this shit needs to end and it needs to end now. http://www.alternet.org/blogs/peek/#46043 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.

Its interesting how this is being brought up now considering this issue has been around for several years. I definitely remember it being discussed on IG ages ago. Hopefully the next administration will resolve this issue.