Lincoln Elementary students were unable to visit the Glendive Dinosaur and Fossil Museum after a Washington, D.C.-based group, Americans United for Separation of Church and State, sent a letter claiming the event was illegal. The museum's founder and director, Otis E. Kline Jr., said the public school tours are modified to focus on material evidence, not religious teaching, but he does not yield in his belief that fossils and geologic records point to ideas such as the notion that all animal species appeared at once or that life is too complex to develop by chance. "If evolution makes a claim and the claim is refuted by science, then I have no problem saying that, because that's the truth," Kline said. "We don't make things up here." [Casper Star-Tribune]South Dakota passed a statewide curriculum after dumbing down climate and history requirements to assuage that state's science deniers.
Whoops! A creationist museum supporter stumbled upon a major fossil find. http://t.co/j8bWbdW0mF pic.twitter.com/2y8UEwB3KC— Geology Report (@GeologyReport) May 28, 2015
My hand spanning the K/Pg extinction. Non-avian dinos at my thumb, gone by my finger tips. Moment of silence... pic.twitter.com/mV67k36r7G— Clint Boyd (@boydpaleo) May 8, 2015