Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Scientists draw fire for boycotting evolution hearings

The Manhattan Mercury (article)

This is the article that I was referring to during BW3 tonight.

The scientists' boycott, led by the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Kansas Citizens for Science, frustrated board members who viewed their hearings as an educational forum.
''I am profoundly disappointed that they've chosen to present their case in the shadows,'' said board member Connie Morris, of St. Francis. ''I would have enjoyed hearing what they have to say in a professional, ethical manner.''

I am disappointed that they are not talking to the board, at least to have some communication with them regarding how to teach evolution.
I am also disappointed that many of the scientist are paid by the government to be experts in their field, and then when they are called by the government to help explain their findings they refuse. Why pay these guys to do research if they refuse to talk about it when asked?

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