ScienceInsider: “Turkish Scientists See New Evidence of Government’s Anti-Evolution Bias”

ScienceInsider: “Turkish Scientists See New Evidence of Government’s Anti-Evolution Bias”

ScienceInsider: “Turkish Scientists See New Evidence of Government’s Anti-Evolution Bias”

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 review

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