Why are Museum Gift Shops Filled with Non-Scientific Crap?

We all love a good museum or cave system to wander around. At least I do anyway! The history, the geology and even the prehistoric anthropology is astonishing. Your guide takes you around telling you about the immense aeons of time required to make wonder cave systems. You come out with new scientific awe, learning things you never knew before. So was my day with the family today at Kents Cavern. A fantastic place and one of the most important places on the planet with regards to human history. Go visit!

You then find yourself in the gift shop though. What utter crap. Crystals for crystal healing, mood rings, horoscopes and general non-science bullshit. Why? Why do superb scientific centres fill their gift shops with utter crap? I genuinely want an answer?

The same happened when a visited a geological and fossil museum in Glen Coe, Scotland. Wondrous science and then utter crap. Sometimes the crap sits right next the proper science books though.

I end up tutting and seething with anger. Places of scientific enquiry shouldn’t be filled with this stuff.

Someone, please find me an answer!!!

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