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News to Note, September 8, 2007

A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

on September 8, 2007

Lucy fever, social smarts, a space collision, the Creation Museum’s impact, and “ancient” DNA round out this week’s News to Note.

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1. Lucy-Worship in Houston

Lucy, the “holy grail” of evolution according to some pundits, has arrived and is now on display at the Houston Museum of Natural Science in Texas, her premiere attracting approximately 1,000 visitors to the museum last Friday.

2. Social Tests Flounder Apes

A Congolese study headed by doctoral student Esther Herrmann and her advisor, Michael Tomasello, both of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, is the latest research to highlight humans’ intellectual distinction from apes.

3. Extinction Fell from the Sky?

An asteroidal collision is what ultimately doomed the dinosaurs 65 million years ago, reports BBC.

4. Park Staff to Visit Creation Museum

Our Creation Museum will be welcoming naturalists from Kentucky state parks, reports Louisville’s Courier-Journal.

5. Unnecessary DNA

How can rats, mice, and humans share so many identical DNA sequences? Look inside!

Remember, if you see a news story that might merit some attention, let us know about it! And thanks to all of our readers who have submitted great news tips to us. If you didn’t catch last week’s News to Note, why not take a look at it now? See you next week!


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