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Here is a preview of a brief article (slightly edited here) found in our next Answers magazine (April issue), as it relates to a new evolution exhibition in Washington DC that opens today:
Hall of ShameA TV news anchor in Texas came across this story off the AP news wires and forwarded it to us:
The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of Natural History was scheduled to open a new Hall of Human Origins—an exhibit that cost nearly as much as the first phase of our own high-tech 70,000-square-foot Creation Museum. Speaking of which, the Creation Museum will soon open a new exhibit that deals with the supposed origins of humans from an ape-like ancestor. In addition, as we go to press, the museum’s millionth guest is being anticipated, much sooner than envisioned when the museum opened in May 2007. [We are now at 960,000 visitors]
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is opening a new permanent exhibit exploring human evolution over 6 million years.
The nearly $21 million Hall of Human Origins opens Wednesday. It will include more than 285 fossils and artifacts, including the only Neanderthal skeleton in the United States.
Curator Rick Potts says the exhibit tracks major milestones of human development, including when we started walking upright and speaking. He says the science can be compatible with religious perspectives.
Most of the funding came from billionaire David H. Koch, executive vice president of Kansas-based energy company Koch Industries Inc.
The museum attracted 7.4 million visitors last year, making it the most popular U.S. museum.
A few months ago, Gary hosted a group of 100 church members here at the Creation Museum. Last week, he was back again. In the photo (taken inside our museum's Ark-themed café), you can see Gary, his wife Patty, and their grandson Coal (age 8; he really enjoyed our dinosaurs, I was told).
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