I was supposed to be interviewed today by a science reporter from KPCC, the public radio station in Los Angeles; the topic was to be the infamous “God quote” at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, something I posted about here and here. Here’s the quote to which I objected (but which some readers found inoffensive):
The quote is gone now. I got this email from an anonymous source (posted with permission):
The anonymous donor quote at the NHM has been removed. My second-hand source tells me it will not be replaced. No doubt your efforts, coupled with those of a science reporter at KPCC looking into the mess, compelled the administration to finally do the right thing. Without doubt, you and your WEIT audience were the driving forces, for which I’m grateful.
I don’t know what happened, but I think those of us who objected played some role in this, as I know some readers wrote to Museum officials. I also suspect that some of the curators objected, and I’m pretty sure that the inquiring KPCC reporter is the same guy who was going to interview me, and his inquiries were the final blow.
If I get any other information I’ll convey it, but for now I’m pleased that God is out of the Museum and no longer gets credit for “creatures.” It’s a victory for secularism, for sure.
Since creationist Michael Egnor posted a snarky piece at Evolution News and Views yesterday, gloating about the sign and accusing me of failed attempts to get religion out of a public museum, expect the whining from the Discovery Institute to commence in 3. . . 2. . . 1. .