Friday, December 29, 2006

Quickie - Ergh...

Well, it's official - the government has gone complately bat-guano crazy. Apparently, the National Park Service has instructed rangers at the Grand Canyon not to give any definitive answer when asked how old the Grand Canyon is. The reason being that they don't want to offend creationists who believe that it was created by the waters draining from Noah's flood when god pulled the plug located, no doubt, in the Marianas Trench.

Good thing God's got long hair that clogs up drains so easily, otherwise all the water on earth would have drained into hell...

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Huh. That's an odd press release - it has all sorts of supporting information about the book on creationism, but only mentions in passing that rangers aren't supposed to give an age for the Grand Canyon in person. I'd want to see evidence for that before I'd actually believe it. (You know me - always the skeptical reporter.)

Kay said...

I strongly considered becoming a park ranger right after I finished my BA (then reconsidered, largely because of the required outfit). If that story is true, then I definitely stand by my choice. Idiots.

The Phoenix said...

I thought God had a 'fro, a la Morgan Freeman.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Well I guess the same government better should revise all of their public health literature to allow the interpretation that STDs are punishment for our sins.

Anonymous said...

This is a scary thing. How can people be offended by science? Well two can play this game. I'm offended by geometry.