Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Silly Views

I've been following this story. You probably remember Dr. Richard Leakey, the famous fossil finder. His team discovered "Turkana Boy," the most complete skeleton of prehistoric man ever found, which is scheduled to go on display in Kenya later this year.

Ever since the announcement of the new exhibit, the Kenyan museum has been under seige to relegate the upcoming 160,000-piece fossil collection to a back room because Bishop Boniface Adoyo, head of Kenya's 35 evangelical denominations, can't stand the fact that he might have been descended from the likes of Turkana Boy, rather than fully-human ancestors created by God 6,000 years ago. He claims to have 10 million followers, and is calling for a boycott of the museum because "These sorts of silly views are killing our faith."

You can read more about it here.