From Discover Magazine, of all places, here is Arizona State Senator Sylvia Allen (R) packing a multiple wallop of irony into just a few seconds:
Yes, she really did state (twice) that the earth is 6000 years old, and not as a claim but as a simple fact that she is using to justify mining for uranium. As Discover puts it:
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!
As if that were not enough irony, if she is claiming that we’ve been here 6000 years without being done away with, isn’t she forgetting about the Biblical flood?
Here is the transcript:
I can’t say enough how it’s time that we get beyond and, and start focusing on the technology we have and move forward into the future so that our grandchildren can have the same lifestyle we have. And, and this earth’s been here 6000 years — and I know I’m going on and on and I’ll shut up — it’s been here 6000 years, long before anybody had environmental laws and somehow it hasn’t been done away with. And, uh, we need to get the uranium here in Arizona so this state can get the money from it, and the revenue from it. And it can be done safely, and you’ll never even know the mine was there when they’re done. I am for this.