Censuraram a Darwin na Turquia, mas não deviam

quarta-feira, março 11, 2009

Turkish scientists claim Darwin censorship

Science-funding agency accused of removing evolution article — and its editor — from mainstream magazine.

Alison Abbott

The main Turkish government agency responsible for funding science has provoked outrage by apparently censoring a magazine article on the life and work of Charles Darwin.

The article was stripped from the March issue of the widely read popular-science magazine Bilim ve Teknik (Science and Technology) just before it went to press. The magazine, which is published by Turkey's research funding and science management organization, TÜBİTAK, also switched a planned cover picture of Darwin for an illustration relating to global warming.

In an interview with Milliyet, one of Turkey's highest-circulation daily newspapers, the editor of Bilim ve Teknik, Çiğdem Atakuman, confirmed that she had been removed from her post over the affair, but declined to comment further because she is still a TÜBİTAK employee.


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Lamentável este incidente na Turquia. Darwin não deve ser censurado, mas as suas ideias transformistas devem ser ensinadas, debatidas e criticadas em aulas de ciência considerando-se as evidências a favor e contra. Especialmente nos livros-texto de Biologia do ensino médio e superior.