I’m here to report that the world-famous Grand Canyon in northern Arizona lives up to its billing and is undiminished by time.
In fact, time, which gradually dismantles you and me and blunts the overall effect of abslutely everything else, only increases the canyon’s grandness.
Such has been the case for either 6 or 70 million years, depending on which creation story you happen to believe. In a remarkable double-reversal, the old theory is that the canyon is new, and the new theory is that the canyon is very much older, having formed as a by-product of an earlier river that flowed in the opposite direction – as a result of a powerful, rock-cutting runoff from mountains that no longer exist.
And that mountain range existed in the basin where Las Vegas sits today. What are the odds?
Name your favorite natural feature of the Earth’s surface.