Friday, July 15, 2005

Evolution Wins This Battle

The Week Magazine reports:

"The Tulsa Zoo has scrapped plans to install an exhibit on the biblical account of creation next to a display on evolution. An oversight board approved the creationism exhibit last month after architect Dan Hicks, the son of evangelical missionaries, accused zoo officials of anti-Christian bias. Hicks said it was unfair to exclude the biblical story of creation while permitting the display of symbols from other religions, such as a statue of the elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh at the elephant house. The board changed its mind after zoo donations declined amid a public outcry to drop the creationism display. Religion belongs in a place of worship, said board member Dale McNamara. "