NCSE Contacts Every Living Scientist

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Date: Tue Oct 16 2001 - 12:51:27 EDT

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    16 October 2001

    NCSE Contacts Every Living Scientist to Say That Discovery Institute Quoted
    Them Out of Context (From newswire reports)--BERKELEY, California.

    In a stunning, unprecedented move this week, the National Center for
    Science Education (NCSE), a pro-science organization based in Berkeley,
    contacted every living scientist on Earth to warn them that the Discovery
    Institute had quoted them out of context, or would soon do so. The
    Discovery Institute is a Seattle-based "intelligent design" think-tank that
    recently criticized programs such as the PBS Evolution series.
    <> "It took us a while to phone or e-mail every
    living scientist," said NCSE Executive Director Eugenie Scott, "but we did
    it. We've needed this sort of comprehensive response for some time. Now
    absolutely every scientist, anywhere on the planet, knows that anything the
    Discovery Institute writes, in the past, present, or future, is out of
    context." NCSE staffer Skip Evans added that the organization was still
    trying to contact deceased, still-unborn, and extraterrestrial scientists
    to obtain their condemnations as well. "We're making every effort to
    contact Charles Darwin, T.H. Huxley, and George Gaylord Simpson," Evans
    said. "Yes, these dead guys are kind of hard to reach, but it's important
    that we try. We have to protect science." The NCSE would not elaborate
    on their plans to contact fetal or extraterrestrial scientists.


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