Young Earth Creationism, Arizona Style

This just in from Jim Lippard (via Phil Plait):

Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen (R-Snowflake), arguing in favor of a bill to allow uranium mining north of the Grand Canyon, casually says that the earth is 6,000 years old, and therefore a little uranium mining isn’t going to hurt anything.

Video here. Phil Plait comments:

The irony, of course — and there’s always irony when creationism is involved — is that she’s talking about uranium mining, and it’s through the radioactive decay of uranium that we know the Earth is billions of years old. And she also praises technological achievements!



3 thoughts on “Young Earth Creationism, Arizona Style

  1. “You’ll never even know the mine was there when they’re done.” Oh sure!

  2. snowflake: . . . right… she’s a flake. I wonder how many of her constituents did the head-desk when they saw that?

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