I feel we will all agree that the Grand Canyon is a nationwide treasure.
I'll admit, the primary time I went to the Grand Canyon, I used to be skeptical. I'd heard my complete life how superb it was and I figured that nothing may reside as much as my expectations. I’m right here to let you know that I used to be 100 p.c incorrect and that it’s each bit as grand as they are saying.
At 1.84 billion years previous, the Grand Canyon is a wealthy supply of scientific research, particularly for geologists. The layers of strata are clearly seen within the canyon, which was carved out by a river over literal billions of years. One scientist who was denied the power to assemble rock samples has determined he's had sufficient, so he's suing the Grand Canyon and its officers.
Dr. Andrew Snelling, a creationist scientist (as loopy as these two phrases are collectively) utilized to assemble rock samples on the Grand Canyon.
Whereas it might be tempting for some to say that Snelling gathering samples is innocent, it's essential to know that each one proposals that contain chipping away at a nationwide landmark are vetted totally.
Three main geologists studied Snelling's proposal and got here to the conclusion that it was not scientifically sound. Whether or not or not he was allowed to assemble samples was irrelevant as a result of his analysis was defective to start with.
It's additionally essential to know that geologists working on the canyon don't simply collect a couple of rocks on the backside. The method will be extremely harmful, which is why it’s restricted to, I don't know, precise science.
Snelling has determined to sue the Grand Canyon's caretakers, claiming discrimination towards him.
Even though he has zero scientific standing by any means, he nonetheless thinks he ought to be allowed to do no matter he needs to destroy what many individuals (scientifically-minded or not) take into account to be one among God's most superb creations! Appears regular to me.
(by way of IFL Science)