DC keeps asking questions about how humans evolved… ze knows there were dinosaurs and they died out, and now there are humans, and the mammals during dinosaur time were small, but how did there get to be humans?
Did you know that none of the museums in the city nearest ours have an early humans exhibit? From the webpage it looks like the museum in the next nearest city also do not have such an exhibit.
We’re all going to (Washington) DC this year just so we can find a museum with an early humans exhibit! (Also there’s a conference. Ah, conference vacations, without you we would never leave town.)
But DC still keeps asking, so I thought…well, we’ve got LOTS of science books. Why don’t we have one for human evolution? Hm, Scholastic (see: Scholastic addiction) has lots of science books, but I haven’t seen any on early humans. I wonder why that is.
Wait, I thought… Maybe the fact that the museums in this specific region of the country are conspicuously missing exhibits on early humans is related to the fact that Scholastic doesn’t sell any books on say, evolution.
Maybe there’s a large purchasing demographic they want to keep buying/donating/visiting.
DH says: There’s just some people you don’t want to tick off. Would you want to upset anarchists? Well…
Well, that kind of sucks. Dratted creationists and their dratted market power. No wonder folks don’t believe in evolution– there’s a feedback loop.
That’s my rant. Are there things you miss because of where you’re living? Do groups with large amounts of purchasing power ever mess you up?