Saturday, August 20, 2005


ASBMB to Sponsor Evolution Symposium

The BiologyPublic Affairs Advisory Committee of the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecurlar has announced it will sponsor a public affairs symposium on Teaching the Science of Evolution Under Threat from Alternative Views at the ASBMB Annual Meeting, April 1-5, 2006, in San Francisco. The symposium is scheduled for April 4.

The decision to sponsor the symposium, sponsors say, is a response to continuing and ongoing efforts in many states and localities around the country to mandate the teaching of philosophical alternatives to the theory of evolution in K-12 science classes such as creation "science” or its close relative, “intelligent design.”

The session will be chaired by PAAC Chair Bill Brinkley, Baylor College of Medicine. The panel of speakers includes:


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