Posted by: Dan | December 29, 2006

New Bush Directive: Avoid Discussion on the Age of the Grand Canyon

From the Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER), comes yet another reason why creationists, and the politics behind this brand of correctness, should be shot: Park Service Can’t Say How Old Grand Canyon Is To Not Offend Creationists.

Washington, DC — 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. Despite promising a prompt review of its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah’s flood rather than by geologic forces, more than three years later no review has ever been done and the book remains on sale at the park, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (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.’”

That’s just assinine. If the Bush administration is going to do that, they might as well go all the way and ban NASA from discussing how round the Earth is. (HT: Crooks and Liars)


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