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Science Museums Adapt in Struggle against Creationist Revisionism [Slide Show]

Institutions step up fight against attacks on theory of evolution

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HUMAN ANCESTRY

Greeting visitors at the entrance to the new Anne and Bernard Spitzer Hall of Human Origins at the American Museum of Natural History is a trio of life-size primate skeletons: a chimpanzee, a modern human, and a reconstructed Neandertal, posed against an animated backdrop showing cells, chromosomes, and three-dimensional bone scans from humans and our closest relatives.....[ More ]

SKULL WALL

A cladogram depicting the evolutionary relationships among groups of primates is featured in the Darwin exhibit.....[ More ]

DARWIN'S STUDY

An elaborate reproduction of Charles Darwin’s study from Down House is one of the centerpiece attractions of Darwin, the most in-depth exhibition ever mounted on this highly original thinker.....[ More ]

GALAPÁGOS

Fossils, mounted specimens, and illustrations of the uniquely American modern animals and groups Darwin saw on the Galápagos Islands, such as blue-footed boobies, land iguanas, and marine iguanas.....[ More ]

WHERE'S PÄÄBO?

Figures of evolutionary researcher Svante Pääbo of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology point out differences between the human and chimpanzee genetic code.....[ More ]

FLY KARAOKE

Singers can compete with Drosophila flies to create the most appealing love songs.....[ More ]

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