Good to know we’re in such safe hands
July 7, 2009 9 Comments
Stark just sent me this link and I felt I had to share it with you in a post (because not everyone reads comments):
I don’t blame her personally – she’s a politician, so I’d hardly expect her to be smart or anything – but it’s her completely unquestioning confidence in her “fact” that’s the scary thing. She seems not to notice anything even remotely peculiar or troubling about the idea that the Earth is only 6,000 years old.
This is ARIZONA, for pity’s sake! Even if you want to believe that the entire Grand Canyon was carved out during Day Forty of Noah’s Flood, as all that water was mysteriously draining away through some plughole in the Pacific, you only have to stand on the edge of it for a few seconds to see that the vertical mile of very hard sediments it cuts through couldn’t conceviably, not by any stretch of even such a badly atrophied imagination, have been laid down in a mere forty days and forty nights. Or even 4,000 years, which is the most we could allow, even assuming the Flood finished on the Tuesday before Jesus was born. I mean, if all that solid rock was just silt from the Flood then it had to get there from somewhere uphill. The Rockies, presumably, so did they just erode into trillions of tons of dust during a wet weekend before the Deluge started in earnest? And the peculiar distribution of all those darned fossils in it ought to be a bit troubling, to say the least…
I really find it hard to believe than anyone can live in this 200 million to two billion year-old landscape for more than a week and not notice how utterly inconsistent it all is with the idea of a 6,000 year-old Earth. But then she lives in Phoenix and all that heat can addle one’s brain. Mercifully, up here in Flagstaff, where the air is clearer and our blood stays below boiling point, people seem rather more rational.
Anyway, she clearly has a damn good argument for opening a uranium mine. I’d trust her judgement, wouldn’t you?