Tyrkey sliding further towards evolution denial

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Tyrkey sliding further towards evolution denial

Postby Brian Jordan » Sat Aug 03, 2013 11:10 am

No mention of Adnan Oktar for once, though.
Relations between Turkish scientists and their government just got even tenser. The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK)— the country's main research-funding agency—has rejected a funding application for a summer workshop on quantitative evolutionary biology because "evolution is a controversial subject." The organizers are calling this the first open admission of a bias against evolutionary biology by Turkey's conservative government. But a TÜBİTAK official counters that the rejection was the result of objective peer revi
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