Turkey Accused Of Censoring Evolution Books
|January 30, 2013||Posted by News under News|
From Science Insider,
Virtually all books about evolution—along with more than 100 other titles from other fields—have apparently disappeared in recent months from the selection of popular science books for sale by the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK), the country’s main science funding agency. The missing books have prompted the latest skirmish in the long-running conflict between the government and parts of the country’s academic community. But TÜBİTAK has denied censoring the books, saying that they are unavailable because of copyright issues.
Objective seekers of truth and proponents of academic freedom should find this report concerning. When one disagrees with a position or perspective, the right course of action is to present arguments against that point of view, not censor the viewpoint from the public!