Saturday, December 30, 2006

It's Possible the World is Flat

I got this via email this morning from Ms. Julien.

Screw science. Screw geology. The Grand Canyon is probably only 6,000 years old. To believe otherwise might cause some fundamentalist Christians' heads to explode or something.

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).

Would this be the same Bush administration responsible for the nicely progressing march of democracy in Iraq? No wonder it's so bungled.

This is so far-fetched it's laughable. It's a story you'd expect to see posted on a blog on April Fool's Day. Speaking of fools, as another year approaches, my level of excitement grows only because we're that much closer to January 2009 when the absurd clowns of this administration pack up their shit and leave. Whether they will be replaced by people with something resembling rational minds remains to be seen.

Oh, let's not forget evolution: "the greatest hoax of all time." Thanks, Misty.

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