Thursday, September 29, 2005

Defend the constitution

A group of scientists has formed an online grassroots effort to pressure politicians to keep politics out of science education.

Check out a description here and the website itself here.

From the news release:

With a significant online advertising program and plans to run TV and print ads attacking the religious right, the Campaign is positioned to become a leading voice in efforts to curb the growing political influence of leaders of the religious right from Tony Perkins to James Dobson and Pat Robertson.

The Campaign's Advisory Board includes such notable leaders as:

-- Bruce Alberts, former president of the National Academy of Sciences

-- Francisco Ayala, former president and chairman of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

-- Ira Glasser, former executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union

-- Rev. James Lawson, former president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, Los Angeles

-- Harold Varmus, former director of the National Institutes of Health

-- Erwin Chemerinsky, professor, Duke University School of Law

Other members include clergy, constitutional scholars, scientists and grassroots activists.

Nice lineup.


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