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Geologist believes Grand Canyon was caused by Noah’s flood — so he’s suing the Park Service to prove it

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Dr. Andrew Snelling (via Answers in Genesis).

According to an article by the Daily Beast, an Australian geologist who identifies as a “young-earth creationist” is suing the National Parks Service so he can remove rocks from the Grand Canyon in an attempt to prove that the Biblical flood happened there.

Dr. Andrew Snelling, the geologist, already had a formal request denied by the NPS last year, and is choosing to sue to prove his claim.

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Snelling’s “young earth creationism” concept is a mix of evangelical creationism theories that claim the earth is, according to Genesis, only a few thousand years old.

In a late May interview with the New York Times, Snelling’s lawyer Gary McCaleb of the Christian legal group Alliance Defending Freedom said his proposal was denied because of what he might find.

“It’s one thing to debate the science, but to deny access to the data not based on the quality of a proposal or the nature of the inquiry, but on what you might do with it is an abuse of government power,” McCaleb told the Times.

Snelling and his lawyers’ motivation, the Beast’s Candida Moss writes, “is to demonstrate the biblical Flood story happened, and happened just as the Bible says it did. His research, if it panned out, would have the additional bonus of grounding the scientific evidence for the flood in the United States.”

“For fundamentalist Americans,” she continues, “the only thing better than a Bible story is an American Bible story.”

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Read the entire report on the geologist suing the NPS to prove that the great flood happened in the U.S. via the Daily Beast.


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Top Mueller deputy reveals why he chickened out of forcing Donald Trump Jr. to testify

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One of the mysteries left in the wake of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation was why Donald Trump Jr., who infamously met with Russian agents to discuss the hacking of Hillary Clinton's stolen emails, was never forced to testify.

Andrew Weissmann, who served as one of Mueller's top deputies during the probe, has now given an answer.

In an excerpt of Weismann's upcoming book on the investigation obtained by The Atlantic, Weissmann claims that Mueller was too worried about the president shutting down the entire probe if they subpoenaed his family members to testify.

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‘He told us to use his words against him’: Early AM protest outside Lindsey Graham’s home over RBG replacement

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"In the spirit of RBG, we will not allow a double standard in how our Congress deals with late-term Supreme Court appointments."

Taking Sen. Lindsey Graham up on his 2016 advice to use his words opposing the nomination of Judge Merrick Garland against him should a Supreme Court seat open in the final year of a Republican president's first term, a group of demonstrators gathered outside of the South Carolina Republican's Washington, D.C. residence early Monday morning demanding that he oppose the filling of late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat until after the November election.

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Trump makes fun of Kamala Harris’ name during extended Fox & Friends rant

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President Donald Trump made fun of Sen. Kamala Harris' name during an appearance on "Fox & Friends."

The president called in to the show he apparently watches most mornings for a wide-ranging interview, where the hosts asked how he'll fare against Joe Biden in next week's debate.

"Well, look, I think he's a professional," Trump said. "I don't know if he's all there, but I think he's a professional. I have to assume that he's a professional and that he can debate. I don't understand what's going on, he doesn't seem to be answering questions, and he can't answer questions, and much worse a little while ago when he was on the stage with the Democrats, he couldn't do well. He did okay with Bernie [Sanders], it was sort of a tie. It was nothing great. I always say it wasn't Winston Churchill, but it was okay. He was horrible when he was debating the Democrats."

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