Friday, January 05, 2007

Flood Geology Revisited

An update on the Grand Canyon flap...

See Kurt Repanshek's blog response to the suggestion that National Park employees were not allowed to discuss the geologic age of the Grand Canyon for fear of upsetting Christian fundamentalists. Unfortunately, it appears that PEER seems to have exaggerated the claims (or at least cannot produce their inside source):

Today that wait was vindicated, as word came from Hart that PEER's allegations -- that "Park employees are not allowed to reveal the true age of the formation for fear of offending Christians," that "In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology," and "Employees of the park are not permitted to give an official estimate of the canyon's geological age, and are instead required to reply with 'no comment' if posed with the question" -- are totally false.

Repanshek did what we all must do from time to time: sit back, take a deep breath, and question whether what we're being told is actually true. However, this is what happens when "new knowledge" is added to existing knowledge, forcing us to logically change our views about a situation. Ken Ham at Answers In Genesis sees changing one's mind about something as a weakness - so, following his example, we should ignore Repanshek and just stick with our original story...

(via Red State Rabble)

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