Wednesday, June 25, 2014

WARNING - Your child might learn something here!

Last week I visited Twin Falls and enjoyed seeing the Herrett Center for Arts and Science at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI).They have a natural history collection, an art collection, and a planetarium. Their mission statement says they are educational, and offer programs to elementary and secondary school students, CSI students, and adults.   

In front of the center, in a group of program-related signs, there is a curious gray one (shown above) which reads:

“Due to content that may challenge some visitors’ aesthetic, moral, or ethical standards, the Herrett Center for Arts & Science recommends a review of shows and exhibits by parents, guardians, or teachers prior to bringing younger viewers to the Center. Images in presentations or shows, and objects on display in our galleries may not represent the philosophy of the Herrett Center or the College of Southern Idaho.”

Those items also might represent their philosophy, but presumably a legal adviser told them they needed to muddy things up with a weasel worded disclaimer/warning statement. 

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