Wednesday, February 28, 2007


The "E" Word

We noted below that "modern-day Galileos" -- you know, the ones who draw their support from people who believe the sun rotates around the earth -- believe they're being censored.

However, as we also noted and gave specific examples of below, exactly the opposite is true.

Now we've come across this article in PloS Biology that says the "failure to use the word “evolution” by the scientific community may have a direct impact on the public perception of the importance of evolutionary biology in our everyday lives."

While the authors of the PloS article don't list it as a reason for the failure to use the word "evolution" in medical papers, the fear that articles may be rejected for publication or affect the researcher's access to grant money controlled by Republican political commissars may also be a factor in the failure to use the "E" word.


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