Grand Canyon Redux
An alert reader informed me that the Grand Canyon Association (the not for profit seller of materials) is selling "Grand Canyon: A different view" under the heading of Natural History. That changes my position on this issue. I have sent the following letter to the Grand Canyon Association and encourage others to follow suit:
I'm writing this note to encourage you to take some action regarding the sale of Vail's book 'Grand Canyon: A Different View". Unlike most, I don't object to the sale of the book per se, but rather your listing of the book under the heading of 'Natural History'. The book attributes the formation of the Canyon to a supernatural event (God's cursed flood) and therefore it is not 'Natural'. Furthermore, the study of geology demonstrated over 150 years ago that the sedimentary record (including that found in the Grand Canyon) is not compatible with a global flood. Hence, the geology shows us that the view espoused by these authors is not 'history' either. I am encouraging my colleagues to write to you to have this book reclassified under 'Inspiration' or 'Spirituality' because that is more in line with the message of the book.
their e-mail address is: email@example.com
and hopefully this problem is now settled. I received the following response:
I completely agree. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. This title was approved as an inspirational title and should not ever be listed in the science or Natural History sections whether online or within our outlets. I was completely unaware of this error and will assure you that it will be corrected immediately.
Looking through the site, the book is no longer listed under Natural History selections.