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RE: Question For Those Of You Who Are Museum Workers
I read that article and I don't think that there is any way to skirt that issue
without turning it into a debate. It makes me sick that here we are in the
beginning of the 21st century with an increasing understanding of how life
works and have millions of examples of ancient life that predates mankind and
we still have those in this world that desperately cling to the belief that
creation really happened in 6 days. It's like those "creationists" are afraid
to hear the truth or acknowledge the truth because it somehow contaminates
their faith. I actually knew a person that honestly and completely believed
that dinosaur fossils were placed in the earth by satan to confuse us all. No
amount of discussion would change her unfailing hold on to that belief.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
Richard W. Travsky
Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 4:01 PM
Subject: Question For Those Of You Who Are Museum Workers
Museum workers in America, I guess, to be more specific...
Not tying to start a debate here, but was a tad shocked by the following
item. Just curious if you've encountered this; you can reply to me off
list if you want.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) -- U.S. museums are preparing for increasingly
vocal challenges to evolution exhibits, including those of the
Washington-based National Science Foundation.
Museum lecturers and docents say they are being frequently confronted by
small groups of creationists eager to vocally challenge evolution, The New
York Times reported Tuesday.
As a result, an increasing number of museums are training their staff in
methods of dealing with people who reject long-settled precepts of science
on religious grounds.
The National Science Foundation, sponsoring evolution-themed exhibits at
six museums of natural history across the nation, includes training for
docents and staff members in how to respond to creationists.