The museum, which reopens after eighteen months of renovations in June 2007, seems to be walking a tightrope.
"It's a tricky situation," Ali Ghege, public relations manager for the National Museums of Kenya, told the Skeptical Inquirer. "We have a responsibility to present all our artifacts in the best way that we can so that everyone who sees them can gain a full understanding of their significance. But things can get tricky when you have religious beliefs on one side, and intellectuals, scientists, or researchers on the other, saying the opposite."
No doubt Darwin would be fascinated by the latest battle between those who subscribe to his theory of evolution and those who fervently believe in creationism.
It does, after all go to the very origins of mankind. That's us, we're talking about.