Faith Based Parks?

October 29, 2004

Via Wonkette, I see that there is a group of National Park Service employees who are a mite cranky that the Bush Administration is revamping the informational materials available at our national parks to reflect a creationist understanding of geological processes.

The most recent flap - the Grand Canyon is handing out books saying the canyon was created by Noah's flood and when the Bush adminstration promised to look into the books, they did not and kept them active.

The whole business about "reality-based worldviews" was getting to be a tedious meme, but then I keep hitting things like this that remind me that it sort of fits. Despite its name, creation science is not science.

Posted by Red Ted at October 29, 2004 11:29 AM | TrackBack

While I have no use for creationism, the links say that a book giving a creationist account of the canyon's formation is for sale at the park, not that Park employees are being asked to hand out pamphlets.

I don't have any use for censorship, either. If someone wants to sell books saying their invisible friend is responsible for geological features, let them. There is nothing to be gained by trying to prevent creationists from having a voice. It is far better to let them parade their views out in the sunlight -- where everyone can see them for the utter nonsense they are.

Posted by: DFH at October 29, 2004 06:25 PM
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