Comment Thread about the Grand Canyon
From throwing rocks into the Grand Canyon to Dorothy Parker
A series of comments on a recent news article.
- We visited the Grand Canyon when I was a kid. I remember a ranger telling us why we shouldn‘t throw rocks into the canyon: “If everybody did it, they’d ﬁll up the canyon.”
- And if everybody wanted to take rock samples, there’d be no rocks left.
- And if every person on the planet would form a line around the equator, arms spread wide and only touching the next person’s ﬁngertips.
- And if all the kids who slept through classes in school were laid end to end, they‘d all be a lot more comfortable.
- If you lay every neuron in a creationist‘s entire body end to end, he still wouldn’t be able to reach a valid conclusion from empirical evidence.
- Right. The Colorado River starts at about 9,000 feet above sea level and descends to 2,800 feet at the rim of the Grand Canyon, which is 8,000 feet above sea level at that point, and ﬂowed uphill until it could ﬁnally ﬂow downhill again. You think that is a valid conclusion?
- If you laid all the economists in the world from end to end, they still wouldn‘t reach a conclusion.
- And Dorothy Parker said: “If all the girls at the Yale spring dance were laid end to end, I wouldn’t be at all surprised.