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Thursday, August 24, 2006

Evolutionary biology omitted inadvertantly, says DOE

"Evolutionary biology omitted inadvertantly, says DOE"

Two days after the Chronicle of Higher Education broke the story about the absence of evolutionary biology from a list of college majors eligible for a federal grant, both New Scientist and The New York Times have provided further details. At issue is a list of majors that qualify for grants up to $4000 under the new federal Smart Grant program; a blank line appears in the list (PDF) in lieu of 26.1303, where evolutionary biology would normally have appeared, prompting observers to wonder, according to the Chronicle (August 22, 2006), "whether the omission was deliberate."


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