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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
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Okie Lawmakers Investigate Dawkins
26 March 2009 11:44 am
Some members of the Oklahoma legislature are not happy that the University of Oklahoma hosted a talk by outspoken evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins last week for a lecture on evolution. Oklahoma State Representative Rebecca Hamilton apparently contacted the university on the day of the lecture to demand information about private and public resources spent in organizing the event.
Another lawmaker had proposed a resolution in the Statehouse to attempt to oppose Dawkins's visit. He claimed that Dawkins would present a "biased philosophy on the theory of evolution to the exclusion of all other divergent considerations rather than teaching a scientific concept."