From the Archives: A Tour of New York’s Natural History Museum
This article from 2001 shows that CEH has been reporting for a long time. It also shows that evolutionists have continued telling the same lies for all that time.
Note: For the next week, reporting will be sparse till May 3. This is a good time to scour through the archives.
Museum Deceives, Unless You Read the Fine Print
by David Coppedge, March 2, 2001
On the scene report – The American Museum of Natural History in New York City continues to exhibit evolution as fact, but sometimes what the display giveth, the fine print taketh away. Two examples:
An eye-catching diorama shows two ape-like hominids walking across an ash-covered plain, a volcano erupting in the distance (the famous Laetoli trackways). The actual source evidence (the footprints) are indistinguishable from modern human footprints, but the figures are given simian features and hairy bodies. In small print at the bottom of the exhibit, the museum admits: “Certain physical details of the figures are entirely conjectural. These include lip, ear and nose shape; eye and skin color; and hair color, texture, and distribution.” (This means you could just as reasonably put a beach lifeguard and his cutie in the scene.)
The famous horse series, displayed here since the late 19th century as a “classic demonstration of evolution,” now displays it as “A Textbook Case Revisited”, i.e. (if you continue reading), since some fossils didn’t fit the straight-line (orthogenetic) story (told in textbooks for a hundred years), “Scientists concluded that there was no single line of evolution but many lines, resulting in diverse groups of animals – each ‘successful’ in different ways at different times,” and, “We now know, however, that horse evolution has been much more complex, more like a branching bush than a tree with a single main trunk.”
These upsetting details are overshadowed by the larger-print statements such as “This collection represents one of the most famous evolutionary series of fossils in the world,” and the 1951 quote from George Gaylord Simpson which overarches the display,
The history of the horse family is still one of the clearest and most convincing for showing that organisms really have evolved; for demonstrating that, so to speak, an onion can turn into a lily.
Not many visitors were seen stooping to read the fine print.
Evolution thrives on propaganda, and a picture is worth a thousand words. Since Darwin’s time this museum has been a propaganda powerhouse for evolution. How many visitors are aware of the problems, such as reported on this website? Here one of the most powerful, classic examples of evolution (the horse) is admitted to be wrong! What you were taught in school is a myth. The fossils come from different continents at different times, but were force-fitted into an evolutionary sequence because of a priori assumptions that evolution had occurred, when in fact each animal was perfectly adapted to its environment and had no urge to evolve into something else.
And despite their disclaimers, the fleshed-out imaginary models of ape-like human ancestors carry inestimable propaganda potential. Look at the evidence itself, however (modern-looking footprints), and you will find no basis for the conjectured features – other than a prior commitment to evolutionary theory. Another exhibit on Archaeopteryx shouted in bold type, “Birds Are Dinosaurs,” even though as reported here, scientists disagree strongly among themselves on this, and many other aspects, of evolution. Caveat emptor.