Fossils

Museum Number: 837
Object Name: Fossils
Physical Description: 2 large fossil shells, one grey, one brownish, snail-shell-like; known as "devil's toe-nails".

Fossils

QUESTIONS

  • Why in the past did people think that fossils like these were connected with the Devil?
  • How does our belief in evolution change the way we understand these objects compared to people in the past?
  • Do you think that religious views about the creation of the universe or life should be taught alongside scientific theories?
  • How do you feel about this object?
  • What might these fossils have been used for?
  • Why did people in the past believe these objects possessed magical powers?

HAVE A LOOK AT THESE LINKS TO FIND OUT MORE:

Have a look at these links to find out more:

http://www.academia.edu/1727066/Fossils_as_Medicines 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/educationnews/8526161/Creationism-banned-from-free-schools.html