This was on Daily Kos a few days ago, so maybe some of you saw it. According to Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), the National Park Service is under orders from Bush appointees to not discuss the age of the Grand Canyon. Religious fundamentalists believe it was created by Noah’s flood, and, who knows, they could probably find dozens of scientists to agree.
According to 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.'”
pinche over at Kos probably said it best:
Seriously, it is time for the adults to take charge of our country before we start blowing up ancient Buddhas off of mountain sides.
Andy in H-burg