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Seeing Creation and Evolution in Grand Canyon
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http://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/06/science/sciencespecia...

These people are so crazy - they will invent their own truth - we wonder how they could follow BFEE - they are willing to be blind to facts.

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - Tom Vail, who has been leading rafting trips down the Colorado River here for 23 years, corralled his charges under a rocky outcrop at Carbon Creek and pointed out the remarkable 90-degree folds in the cliff overhead.
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Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times

Two rafting trips along the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon reached different desitnations in the debate over creationists and evolution. Above, a group sponsored by the National Center for Science Evolution.


Tom Vail, the Canyon Ministries group leader, pointed to a layer of rock during a tour in the Grand Canyon.

Geologists date this sandstone to 550 million years ago and explain the folding as a result of pressure from shifting faults underneath. But to Mr. Vail, the folds suggest the Grand Canyon was carved 4,500 years ago by the great global flood described in Genesis as God's punishment for humanity's sin.

"You see any cracks in that?" he asked. "Instead of bending like that, it should have cracked." The material "had to be soft" to bend, Mr. Vail said, imagining its formation in the flood. When somebody suggested that pressure over time could create plasticity in the rocks, Mr. Vail said, "That's just a theory."

"It's all theory, right?" asked Jack Aiken, 63, an Assemblies of God minister in Alaska who has a master's degree in geology. "Except what's in the Good Book."

For Mr. Vail and 29 guests on his Canyon Ministries trip, this was vacation as religious pilgrimage, an expedition in search of evidence that God created the earth in six days 6,000 years ago, just as Scripture says.

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This is when I find these 'faux christians' nuts - totally wacko
A book that was written 60 years after the man's death - how close to the truth are the facts - as I watch the spin on * - makes you wonder about the spin on the book -

Christian principles are terrific but these religions are evil
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