Saturday, March 26, 2005


More on the Imax Capitulation

Who died and left this guy in charge of science?

President John Mackay Jr. the head of Discovery Place, the uptown Charlotte (North Carolina) science museum that took a pass on the Imax film "Volcanoes of the Deep Sea," says the issue of evolution had come up when museum staff looked at the film.

"However," Mackay says, "the primary concern was that, with other good film product out there, we didn't feel it was the film we should bring in at that time. We've shown many films and exhibits that touch on evolution. But we felt the way this was phrased was over the top. It was put out there with such in-your-faceness.

"Filmmakers can be strident in their language -- `This is the way it is' -- and what's held as theoretical is presented as fact."

This guy is running a science museum, and he doesn't yet know the difference between a theory and a fact. Where do they find these guys?


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