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Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Didn't the Dead Milkmen Have a Song About This?

Creationists at the Smithsonian. It's a course in "Advanced Creationism Studies." What does "Advanced" mean? There's a lot in there, but maybe my favorite:

Near the end of the "Evolution Trail," the class showed no signs of being swayed by the polished, enthusiastic presentation of Darwin's theory. They were surprised, though, by the bronze statue of man's earliest mammalian ancestor.

"A rat?" exclaimed Amanda Runions, a 21-year-old biochemistry major, when she saw the model of a morganucodon, a rodent-like ancient mammal that curators have dubbed Grandma Morgie. "All this hype for a rat? You're expecting, like, at least an ape."

Well, Amanda, honey, it would be quite a trick for the "earliest mammalian ancestor" to be an ape, or even a monkey. But for a student in the "advanced" class, I expect as much.


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