US museums take on “intelligent design” in evolution shows

US museums are going where schoolteachers are increasingly wary to tread, with a series of exhibitions championing evolution at a time when Charles Darwin’s theory is under fire from creationists.
The exhibits include “Evolving Planet” at Chicago’s Field Museum, “Darwin” at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and “Explore Evolution” which is being shown simultaneously at major university museums in six midwest and southern states.
The shows come amid furious debate in many US school districts over the teaching of evolutionary theory and the first trial on the teaching of the God-centred alternative favoured by many religious groups, “intelligent design.”
People’s Daily Online — US museums take on “intelligent design” in evolution shows