Field Trip to the Museum

The Solar System Tour at the Perot Museum of Nature and ScienceThere’s a new museum in Dallas: the Perot Museum of Nature and Science. Technically it’s the building that’s new, and like many museums these days its architecture (which resembles a sedimentary outcrop) has apparently been controversial. But according to Evolutionary Eye Candy in New Dallas Museum, that isn’t what the ICR doesn’t like about it. Brain Thomas writes:

ICR employees visited the new Perot Museum of Nature and Science in downtown Dallas in late 2012. The big block-shaped building that The Dallas Morning News called “brash and breathtaking” had been under construction for several years. Its promoters advertised it as a place where visitors could receive strong doses of much-needed evolutionary teaching.

I haven’t seen any of this advertising – Mr Thomas does not link to it – but I am quite sure that, at very least, this was not how it was phrased. Continue reading

Ideological Indoctrination

It’s been several weeks now, but I still can’t find the new K-12 blog promised by this month’s Acts and Facts magazine to appear sometime this “Fall” – a season which I understand is roughly equivalent, time of year wise, to NZ’s Spring.

But not to worry – the ICR has been in the indoctrination education business for a while now, but it’s mostly been targeted at home-schoolers until now. The ICR sells a bunch of Science Education Essentials, of which they provide some samples. I’ve taken a look at their Human Heredity sample – which I have uploaded here (fair use for criticism, as always) – and I’ll say that it certainly looks interesting. Continue reading