The Perot Museum of Nature and Science Is Talking About Evolution, and That's Actually Unusual

Starting Friday, visitors to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science will come face to face with some long-lost relatives. Visitors will see their fur-covered bodies, touch casts of their skulls and, wearing virtual-reality goggles, descend into the underground chamber where explorers unearthed their remains. The museum's revamped Being Human Hall is more than just another freshly painted gallery. It marks a new level of engagement for the museum with a theory that more than a third of Americans still reject: human evolution. "It's part of our human story," said Perot Museum CEO Linda Silver. "In order to investigate what it means to be human, we need to think about what our ancestry is. Where did we come from? How did we get here?" It's an essential subject, but also a sensitive one, even for a science museum.   Continue reading...

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