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A Trip to the Museum

Last year I was contacted by a team of scientists and museum exhibit designers to help put together a show about evolution. The result is Exploring Evolution, which is now opening at a string of state science museums in the midwest. (The list of participating museums is here.) The exhibit may not have a laser light show or a 100-foot long robotic dinosaur, but it does offer a look at seven examples of how scientists study evolution, from HIV to walking whales. Cornelia Dean includes the exhibit in an article in the New York Times on evolution-themed museum displays.

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  1. #1 Timothy Chase
    September 21, 2005

    Museums with exhibits touching on evolution are having to deal with increasing hostile, organized opposition to evolutionary theory, and are attempting to train their staff in how to deal with such opposition…

    Museums answer challenges by creationists

    New York Times News Service
    Sept. 19, 2005 05:45 PM
    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0919creationists-ON.html

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