Friday, December 23, 2005

The Museum of What's Happenin' Now

U.S. District Judge John E. Jones has ruled that intelligent design is not science but religion in disguise, which would make its teaching in public schools unconstitutional. An intermediate and necessary victory, but undoubtedly, this particular fight is far, far from over. The attack on evolution has already extended beyond the classroom into the museums, and the museums are in turn going on the offensive.

Warren Allmon, museum director at Museum of the Earth in Ithaca, NY has developed a special workshop and guide book to help volunteers and staff answer questions about evolution, creationism and intelligent design. Since running the first workshop last July, the museum has received more than 70 calls from other small museums and organizations around the country. Zoos and aquariums are stepping up too.

AP article....

Let's lend the necessary support to all these educational institutions and others in our neighborhoods. The smaller ones, because they more likely lack the financial and community muscle to fight back, are probably especially targeted by forces of ignorance, superstition and disregard for the Constitution.

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