Science group boycotts
Darwin Day, celebrating the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin, may be over, but controversy over the naturalist’s theory of evolution continues.
The Religion News Service recently reported that the executive committee for the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology has chosen Salt Lake City instead of New Orleans for its 2011 convention ”in large part” because of the science standards. The RNS said the letter from society president Richard Satterlie is posted on the group’s Web site under the headline: “No Thanks, New Orleans.”
“That’s too bad,” Kyle Plotkin, a spokesman for Louisiana Gov. Bob Jindal told the RNS.
“New Orleans is a first-class city for a convention.”
Apparently the group of scientists are unhappy with recently adopted science curriculum standards in Louisiana.
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