Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Concerns for Lucy

I hope the American museums will take extra precautions to perverse Lucy. Postponing the tour to develop a specially designed case for Lucy may be in order. She is the most famous and important anthropological find. Is Ethiopia’s decision to send her on tour a wise choice?

"World's Oldest Hominid Now World's Oldest Tourist
by Jason Beaubien

"One of the world's treasures, the hominid fossil known as "Lucy," is about to go on public display for the first time outside its native Ethiopia.
The Lucy exhibition has been praised by some as a coup for Texas and denounced by others as the reckless exploitation of one of humanity's most famous ancestors. Renowned paleontologist Richard Leakey even called it a form of prostitution."

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