The wise men will arrive at the Portal de la Pau, near the Columbus statue at the old port of Barcelona at precisely 5:30 pm. At 6:30 they´ll start the parade around the city, acompanied by a royal retinue of 900 people including artists, volunteers, municipal police & students from music & dance schools.
The theme of this year´s parade is science & magic, to mark the Year of Science. According to El País, despite being considered magicians, the three kings are also eminent scientists and plan to perform magic tricks while sharing with the kids their knowledge of physics, mathematics & chemistry.
More info on the parade at the City of Barcelona website
Do you know how old is the Grand Canyon? You may want to store that information somewhere because you may not be able to get that information from the authorities that administer the park. Apparently, because the age of the geological formation ofthe canyon contradicts the creationist belief that it was created during Noah´s flood, park geologists are pressed to hide that information.
HOW OLD IS THE GRAND CANYON? PARK SERVICE WON’T SAY — Orders to Cater to Creationists Makes National Park Agnostic on Geology
Washington, DC — Grand Canyon National Park is not permitted to give an official estimate of the geologic age of its principal feature, due to pressure from Bush administration appointees. Despite promising a prompt review of its approval for a book claiming the Grand Canyon was created by Noah’s flood rather than by geologic forces, more than three years later no review has ever been done and the book remains on sale at the park, according to documents released today by Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER).
“In order to avoid offending religious fundamentalists, our National Park Service is under orders to suspend its belief in geology,” stated PEER Executive Director Jeff Ruch. “It is disconcerting that the official position of a national park as to the geologic age of the Grand Canyon is ‘no comment.’”
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