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Re: The ancient landscape of the Grand Canyon

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avatar The ancient landscape of the Grand Canyon
February 05, 2010 05:26PM
“Let me just ask you this,” says Rich, our Grand Canyon Field Institute guide, as we near the south rim. “Are you fundamentalist?” We squint, baffled. Nothing about us suggests piety – I’m clutching a strong coffee between two Connolly leather gloves and my fella Eliot is checking the Redskins game on his iPhone. Rich explains that he tries not to offend visitors whose beliefs might conflict with geologic science by, if necessary, editing out times and dates. “I cannot walk into your minds with dirty feet,” he says.

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avatar Re: The ancient landscape of the Grand Canyon
February 05, 2010 05:56PM
I hope that guide does not work for the Park Service! What sense does it make to spin the known science to indulge someone's religious beliefs. Doesn't seem like there is any conflict between true geology and true religious beliefs. Now there may be a conflict between science and pseudoscience-- but that is just an opportunity to inform.



The cure for a fallacious argument is a better argument, not the suppression of ideas.
-- Carl Sagan
avatar Re: The ancient landscape of the Grand Canyon
February 05, 2010 06:29PM
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Frank Furter
Doesn't seem like there is any conflict between true geology and true religious beliefs. Now there may be a conflict between science and pseudoscience-- but that is just an opportunity to inform.

RAS.
avatar Re: The ancient landscape of the Grand Canyon
February 06, 2010 08:21AM
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szalkowski
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Frank Furter
Doesn't seem like there is any conflict between true geology and true religious beliefs. Now there may be a conflict between science and pseudoscience-- but that is just an opportunity to inform.

RAS.

Den a Chick-on?

Me no tinks so.

(btw. can someone post some photos of Yosemite besides me?)



Chick-on is looking at you!
avatar Re: The ancient landscape of the Grand Canyon
February 06, 2010 12:41PM
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chick-on
(btw. can someone post some photos of Yosemite besides me?)

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