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Sunday, December 31, 2006

sign that we are on the verge of a new dark age

Park Service Can't Give Official Age Of Grand Canyon For Fear Of Offending Creationists...

Due to pressure from Bush Administration officials, the National Park Service is not permitted to give an official age for the Grand Canyon. Additionally, a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah's flood is for sale at the National Park's bookstore.

The sale of Grand Canyon: A Different View was scheduled for review over three years ago, but no such review has been schedule or even requested. The creationist book was the only item approved for sale in 2003 (22 other items were rejected).


  1. I suppose since the Bush presidency has been mostly fantasy and lies this seems pretty much like "staying the course".

    The emperor has no clothes...

    73 de Jeff

  2. I don't think this information is entirely correct -- a quick search on the NPS site for the Grand Canyon provides estimates of the canyon's age that would clearly "offend" creationists. It's usually a good idea to check out inflammatory news releases before getting too worked up about them.

    You can take a look here:

    All the best,