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[b]Belfast museum faces legal battle over Darwin exhibition[/b]

The Ulster Museum in Belfast faces a legal challenge unless it stages a creationist exhibition as a counter to its forthcoming series on Charles Darwin, a Democratic Unionist member of the Northern Ireland assembly warned today.

Forty-eight hours after the DUP's Northern Ireland environment minister, Sammy Wilson, railed against man-made climate change, his party colleague Mervyn Storey has threatened legal action against the museum over its promotion of Darwin's theory of evolution.

The North Antrim DUP assembly member called this morning for an "alternative exhibition" promoting creationism to be staged alongside one planned for the Ulster Museum in Belfast this year.

Storey, a born-again Christian advocate of creationism and so-called intelligent design, said that as the museum in Belfast's university district was publicly funded it should be subject to the province's equality legislation. ...

read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/feb/12/northern-ireland-charles-darwin-courts


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 2009/2/12 11:43Profile









 Re: Belfast museum faces legal battle over Darwin exhibition

We need this guy to come be an American citizen and run for Congress! I wish we had someone like this who would take a stand... instead of these spineless wonders we have right now.

Krispy

 2009/2/12 12:01





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