Thursday, March 31, 2005

This Might Show That We Actually Aren't Evolving

IMAX theaters in several Southern cities have decided not to show a film on volcanoes out of concern that its references to evolution might offend those with fundamentalist religious beliefs. The film, "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," makes a connection, albeit briefly, between human DNA and microbes inside undersea volcanoes.

The moviemakers must not have been able to not figure out how to add a digital disclaimer sticker to the movie.

Fortunately, there is word that a museum in Charlotte, NC that had previously declined to show the film is reconsidering, likely responding to all the bad press. A museum in Forth Worth, Texas already agreed to show the film after initially rejecting it based, at least partially, on the evolutionary content.