The Science Academy Board of Directors Statement on the Theory of Evolution

Below are excerpts from the Science Academy Statement on the Theory of Evolution:

“With a reasoned decision dated June 13, 2013, The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) has refused to grant support to the ‘Mathematic Evolution Graduate Summer School’ project application which would be organized with the participation of prominent scientists from domestic and overseas universities.

“TÜBİTAK’s Department for Supporting Scientists has communicated to the applicants a Panel Report, indicating that ‘the concept of biological evolution is controversial in Turkey and the world’ and that there is no consensus on the matter as of yet, and that …