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Scientist Fights Church Effort to Hide Museum's Pre-Human Fossils

  1. Dec 3, 2006 #1


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    It's frightening to see that there are groups of people that want to hide reality from the populace. I hope the Museum has the guts to realize they have a responsibility to the public not to cave in to fanatic groups.

    "Famed paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey is giving no quarter to powerful evangelical church leaders who are pressing Kenya's national museum to relegate to a back room its world-famous collection of hominid fossils showing the evolution of humans' early ancestors.

    Leakey called the churches' plans "the most outrageous comments I have ever heard."

    Bishop Adoyo said all the country's churches would unite to force the museum to change its focus when it reopens after eighteen months of renovations in June 2007. "We will write to them, we will call them, we will make sure our people know about this, and we will see what we can do to make our voice known," he said.

    It was these comments Leakey termed outrageous. Calling members of the Pentecostal church fundamentalists, Leakey added: "Their theories are far, far from the mainstream on this. They cannot be allowed to meddle with what is the world's leading collection of these types of fossils."

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  3. Dec 3, 2006 #2
    Nothing strange about it.
    Truth hurts quite sometimes in many cases ,in many ways..
    o:) :cry:
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