by Karl Denninger
My daughter and I just got back from a week-long trip out to the Grand Canyon. We spent the evenings in a tent and the days shooting pictures and hiking.
It was awesome, and I’m going back — there’s no possible way to really take it all in with any reasonably-short period of time.
But the trip, and the last couple of days, drew into sharp relief a few things that I’ve written on previously, but with a new focus and urgency. So here we go, in no particular order:
- So you want to talk about the “inerrancy” of some holy book eh? Those of you who are into the whole “God thing” really need to step back and think — if you’re able to think, that is. The Canyon puts it all in sharp relief for you within seconds of seeing it for the first time — not in a picture, not in a movie, but for real up close and personal. This is a geological formation that took hundreds of millions of years to form. In front of you at first glance this is no longer abstract, it is proof that the tectonic plates collided, that this collision produced the various striations of the canyon and then the river cut the path deeper and deeper into it, and in fact does so today to the tune of a tiny fraction of a millimeter every year. I’ve heard it is akin to about the thickness of a piece of paper annually, which sounds about right. Those of you who think the earth is 5,000 years old or some nonsense like that are simply full of crap — period. There is hard proof that humans were living in that specific area 10,000 years ago, among other things, and that’s just the human presence which has left hard proof behind. The evidence is incontrovertible and “in your face” out there.