Here’s some more of what we have to look forward to under the Bush Theocracy.
The National Parks Service is being compelled, by the Bush Administration, to sell a book called The Grand Canyon: A Different View, by Tom Vail, which explains “how the park’s central feature developed on a biblical rather than an evolutionary time scale.” It’s a bit of creationist propaganda, which claims that “the Grand Canyon was created by Noah’s flood rather than by geologic forces.”
The NPS does not want to sell this book, has objected (http://www.peer.org/press/524.html) to being forced to do so, and points out, rightly, that selling this sort of anti-intellectual claptrap runs contrary to its mission – its mission being to increase the scientific knowledge of its visitors.
Bushco’s response? Tough noogie.
Because this document does not run contrary to Bushco’s mission. Which is not a mission to Mars, or to advance knowledge, or to educate children, or to make life better in America, or any other soft soap Bushco has been peddling these past few years.
Theocracy. That’s what Bushco is after.
And you can't have theocracy without an ignorant populace, now can you?
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