Wednesday, June 06, 2012

Zoo Encounter

This afternoon, I took the kids to the zoo, as they weren't signed up for a camp this week.My other alternative was to go swimming, but the temperatures were a bit too mild and windy for that to be an attractive option.At the zoo, the girls wanted to see the gorillas and apes in the African Forest area. While there, I happened to notice a group of two women and a man standing in the crowd. I probably wouldn't have given any of them a second thought, but that one of the women was wearing a backpack with the words CREATION MUSEUM on it. The backpack also had an image of a dinosaur skeleton of some sort. I was intrigued and wondered if they truly were creationists and opposed to evolution. Maybe there were at the monkeys and apes exhibit to gather data on the opposition, I thought? I nondescriptly got closer, hoping to take a picture of the backpack to document my musings, but they started moving on and I couldn't get the camera phone shutter to work quickly enough. So, because I didn't want to be a jerk, my photo wasn't too great.
Not a very good picture, huh?
I gave up on the quest and just continued enjoying my visit to the zoo. But we kept on walking around the monkey and gorilla area and we ran into them again. As karma might have it, we were near this educational graphic that was discussing the connections between humans and other hominid creatures. (I didn't see any spray paint or other evidence of defacement as I took a picture.)
Tolerance is alive and well at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium.
As we kept on walking towards the exit, I was able to get the camera ready again. And I managed to get a slightly better picture, to at least show that I wasn't making everything up.
She's on the right, with the black backpack.

What's my point? I guess I don't really have one. I just thought it was interesting.You may disagree.

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