I was reading a simple article on the UK Guardian site about the new dinosaur exhibit at our local science museum. I wasn't expecting anything controversial about a bunch of fossils. Lo and behold, some Guardian readers went apesh**. Why? Brace yourself: Because there is a science museum in Texas that has a fossil dinosaur exhibit!
buddesatvaNow we do have some religious nuts in Texas who want to force their views on everyone else. But if I was to judge a place based upon news headlines in select newspapers that have their own political viewpoints, I'd have to makes some assumptions about Great Britain:
22 May 2012 7:20PM
So the state that wants to change the elementary and high-school textbooks to elevate Creationism to the level of proven science (like evolution, climate change, gravity, etc) is going to allow the exhibition of a fossil that predates the absurd religious constructs that it is so proud of.
22 May 2012 8:41PM
Fossils were put there by God as a test. Texas is failing the test.
22 May 2012 11:49PM
This sounds like a magnificent exhibition, but it would attract larger crowds if it was hosted outside of the Bible Belt. Ultimately, if you want an exhibition to educate, you need people who are interested in learning. Education by osmosis rarely works.