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Apologetics Press :: Reason & Revelation
February 2004 - 3[2]:8-R

In the News: Censoring Creationism!
by Brad Harrub, Ph.D.

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What happens when over a dozen Ph.D.s (including several with training in geology) contribute to a new book on the Grand Canyon? If those scientists go against modern evolutionary dogma, the book comes under fire. Take for example the book, Grand Canyon: A Different View, compiled by veteran river-rafting captain Tom Vail. It is similar to hundreds of others found in National Park Service bookstores—with one major difference. This book has credentialed scientists presenting a creationist view of the canyon!

Travel back in time to July 2003, when the National Park Service caved in to complaints by the ACLU, and removed three plaques that contained scripture on them. The thirty-year-old plaques, which were positioned at three different places on the South Rim of the canyon, contained verses from the venerable book of Psalms. The verses were:

“All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; They shall sing praises to Your name” (66:4).

“Sing to God, sing praises to His name; Extol Him who rides on the clouds, by His name, Jehovah, and rejoice before Him” (68:4).

“O Lord, how manifold are Your works! In wisdom You have made them all. The earth is full of Your possessions” (104:24).

Now, evolutionists are trying to have this new book dismissed as well. Rex Dalton observed: “A slim volume of creationist views on how the Grand Canyon formed has sparked a legal review of books on sale in US national parks” (2004, 427:186).

So while lawyers fight over censorship laws and the right to freedom of speech, the National Park Service has quietly moved the book from the science section to the inspirational section of the bookstore. Given that much of the book deals with scientific evidence, and was written by numerous credentialed scientists, one wonders how much censorship the evolutionary agenda will be allowed to exert. To learn more, and to find out how you can make your voice heard on this issue, visit


Dalton, Rex (2004), “National Park’s Sale of Creationist Book Draws Geologists’ Ire,” Nature, 427:186, January 15.

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