If you live in the OKC area, youve got a problem. Sure, you want to go see the TARD parade at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History, you can always count on Creationists for a good time. But the problem is, Wells and Meyers are incredibly stupid. While recreational exposure to Creationists Claims can induce euphoria and irrepressible giggles (aka, ‘the lulz‘), long-term exposure to pure TARD from DI fellows can cause seemingly irreversible brain damage.
Good news! September 29th, the museum will be extending their hours! Instead of closing at 5, theyre going to be open from 6 pm to 11 pm– FREE ENTRY!
BONUS! Dr. Stephen Westrop, curator of invertebrate paleontology at the museum, will be giving a FREE lecture on ‘The Cambrian Explosion and the Burgess Shale: No Dilemma for Darwin’ from 5 pm to 5.45 pm:
The Cambrian Explosion was one of the most important episodes in the history of life. Over some 20 to 25 million years, beginning about 543 million years ago, life in the oceans diversified. Today, we find abundant fossils of hard-shelled animals of this age in many parts of the world. The famous Burgess Shale of western Canada formed after the Cambrian Explosion but its unusually preserved fossils give paleontologists a glimpse of a nearly complete Cambrian community. These extraordinary fossils also show the wide range of animals that must have evolved earlier in the Cambrian Period. In this presentation, Westrop takes a look at recent research that gives us a new understanding of this evolutionary “explosion” of ocean life.
The museum’s Paleozoic Gallery showcases the science behind this amazing diversity of life from Earth’s Cambrian Period. Highlights include fossils, models of many of the bizarre animals of the Burgess Shale, and animated features showing how these animals may have moved and hunted.
“We invite everyone interested in an accurate description of how life developed over the last four billion years to come hear Dr. Westrop’s lecture and visit our galleries,” said museum Director Michael A. Mares. “These well-organized and scientifically accurate exhibits illustrate – through real specimens and scientific methods – the fact of evolution by natural selection as first described by Charles Darwin and continually supported by all branches of science ever since that time. Dr. Westrop is recognized internationally as an expert on the Cambrian Period, and his presentation will provide insight into the latest scientific research regarding the impact of this time period on the evolution of life on Earth.”
BONUS #2! Ill be around, completely uninvited, lol, to answer Qs about HIV-1 evolution at the Explore Evolution exhibit! Ill even talk to Johnny Wells about HIV-1 evolution, since he thinks neither of my research topics exists!
So if youd like to laugh at Darwins Dilemma’/Wells/Meyer, there will be plenty of guilt-free science activities to help you get over your TARD hangover! YAY!