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!

Indeed.

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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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