Tuesday, March 07, 2006


Exhibit features past and present evolution

"Field Museum updates its take on Darwin and braces for challenges:

CHICAGO - A new exhibit at Chicago's Field Museum examines life in everything from the Precambrian to the Quaternary periods, but it's opening during a period when the theory of evolution is under attack by supporters of so-called "intelligent design."

Museum officials say that the timeliness is a coincidence - work began on "Evolving Planet" four years ago, and it replaces an exhibit that touched on many of the same themes.

But if there is any doubt about where the exhibit falls in the debate, it closes with a quote from Charles Darwin, who concluded that species evolve over time."

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