On December 2005 an API national news story splashed on the Internet and newspapers with a photo of a one-eyed cat affectionally named Cy. Short for cyclops because Cy was a baby kitten born with one centrally located eye. The world ’s reaction to the cute yet repulsive image was mixed with affection, amazement and unbelief. Many could not buy that the shocking photo was real. “Photo-shop” they claimed!
The Lost World Museum realized the poor kitty would allow our 1 year old web site on the Internet to piggy back the international recognition she had received but more importantly the cute one-eye mutant would exemplify a major talking point in the evolution vs. creation debate…Mutations.
Creation vs. Evolution debate
Cy was a product of genetic mutation. Evolution’s main tenant of belief is that “Positive mutations” are vital to morph a rodent to a monkey to a human.
What we countered or rather what Cy said was, a mutation is either negative or at best neutral never “positive”. Mutations usually kill organisms or reduce any kind of positive forward momentum in the evolutionary. That there are not any examples of “positive” mutations casts doubt that RNA 3 billion years could morph that RNA to us humans today.
2019 Cy Moves to a New Home
Joe Caltabiano from Oddities Bizarre contacted us through eBay and was very enthusiastic in becoming Cy’s new owner. We decided to let Cy go to Joe and I’ll tell you why. When we first launched the Lost World Museum with Cy, the media branded us as an oddity museum. This is far from our mission. And Cy, even though she fits so well with our evolutionary mutation discussion and mission had one problem. To see this specimen floating in her alcohol bottle environment, people found her as an oddity more so than the spokes kitten for creationism.
It was a tough decision, but Cy marched on to a better home with a new context with Joe Caltabiano as the new owner. To learn more about Cy. First visit Joe’s web site at www.odditiesbizarre.com and read his cool story of the Cy-clops kitten by Clicking Here
Also visit our Lost World Store. Cy still has an amazing story to tell. On the back of this 3-part photo card set, Cy goes into detail about her short life, the media reaction plus she challenges the evolutionary position of “positive” mutations as a building block for evolution’s amoeba to man hypothesis.
We wish Joe Caltabiano at Oddities Bizarre all the best…and fair well Cy.