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Evolution is both a scientific fact and a scientific theory. More information.


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Over the past year, the Council of the Paleontological Society has voted in favor of:

•  ratifying the September 16, 2013, “Consensus Statement on Ethics in the Geosciences” signed by President Carlson and Secretary Wilson in Washington, DC.

•  signing the November 2013 “Message to the Texas State Board of Education” from the National Center for Science Education regarding school textbook adoptions.

•  authorizing President Carlson to sign the December 19, 2013, Coalition for National Science Funding (CNSF) letter to Congressman Lamar Smith.

•  endorsing the 1940 Statement of Principles on Academic Freedom and Tenure and joining the list of its institutional supporters.

• President Carlson's letter to the US Forest Service regarding the Paleontological Resources Preservation Act (PRPA).

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