“Geologists” now claim that the Grand Canyon is 17 million years old, rather than the 5 or 6 million years that the NPS tells visitors.
“The canyon is older than we think,” said Victor Polyak, a University of New Mexico geologist and the lead author on the Science paper. “And there’s a two-step process, I guess you can say.”
Not so fast, said Joel Pederson, a geomorphologist at Utah State University who has spent his career studying the Grand Canyon. He said the estimated age of 5 million to 6 million years is based on abundant evidence amassed by scientists over many decades. Seventeen million is impossible, he said, because there is no evidence of a large quantity of sediment flowing out of a canyon before 6 million years ago.
This is all a dangerous ruse to distract us from the truth, that the Grand Canyon was created in 2550 B.C. When all the dinosaurs drowned.