Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evolution

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    The Scientific and Technical Research Council of Turkey (TÃœBÄ°TAK) has put a stop to the publication and sale of all books in its archives that support the theory of evolution, daily Radikal has reported.

    The evolutionist books, previously available through TÜBİTAK's Popular Science Publications’ List, will no longer be provided by the council.

    The books have long been listed as “out of stock” on TÜBİTAK's website, but their further publication is now slated to be stopped permanently.

    Titles by Richard Dawkins, Alan Moorehead, Stephen Jay Gould, Richard Levontin and James Watson are all included in the list of books that will no longer be available to Turkish readers.

    SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY - Turkey's science state council halts publication of evolution books
     
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    Re: Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evoluti

    Well well well, as i predicted. Next stop Taliban.
     
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    Re: Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evoluti

    They are already harbouring terrorists and sending them into syria with the help of west and saudis.
     
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    Re: Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evoluti

    They don't even have oil to afford this kind of stupidity.
     
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    Re: Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evoluti

    The man behind this is Adnan Oktar of Turkey. He has been propagating against the Theory of Evolution and terms it anti-God.

    Oktar has written numerous books under the pen name Harun Yahya. "Harun" refers to the biblical Aaron and "Yahya" refers to the New Testament John the Baptist. His books on faith-related topics attempt to communicate the existence and oneness of God (Allah in the Qur'an) according to the Islamic faith, and are written with the main purpose of introducing Islam to those who are strangers to religion. Each of his books on science-related topics stresses his views on the might, sublimity, and majesty of God. These books attempt to display for non-Muslims what Oktar claims to be signs of the existence of God, and the excellence of his creation. A sub-group within this series are the series of "Books Demolishing the Lie of Evolution", a critique of the ideas of materialism, evolution, Darwinism, and atheism.
    These publications argue against evolution. They assert that evolution denies the existence of God, abolishes moral values, and promotes materialism and communism.[29] Oktar argues that Darwinism, by stressing the "survival of the fittest", has inspired racism, Nazism, communism and terrorism.


    Since 2007 Oktar has successfully had the Turkish government block public access to several websites. In April 2007, Oktar filed a libel lawsuit against the owners of Ekşi Sözlük, a virtual community similar to everything2. The court reviewed the complaint and ordered the service provider to close the site to public access. The site was temporarily suspended so the entry on Oktar could be expunged and locked. Then access to Süper Poligon, a news website, was also restricted following Oktar's complaint.[77] In August 2007, Oktar got a Turkish court to block WordPress.com throughout Turkey. His lawyers argued that blogs on WordPress.com contained libelous material, which WordPress.com was unwilling to remove.[78]
    Edip Yuksel, a Turkish writer who knew Oktar in the 1980s, had his own website banned in Turkey due to Oktar's complaints.[66] In addition, Yuksel wrote a Turkish-language book, The Cult of the Antichrist, but has yet to find "a publisher willing to brave Mr. Oktar's lawyers."[66]
    On 19 September 2008, a Turkish court banned Internet users in Turkey from viewing the official Richard Dawkins website after Oktar claimed its contents were defamatory, blasphemous and insulting to religion, arguing that his personality was violated by this site.[clarification needed] The ban was lifted on 8 July 2011.[72][79][80][81][82]
    In September 2008, a complaint by Oktar led to the banning of the internet site of the Union of Education and Scientific Workers (Türk Eğitim Sen).[83][84] This was followed by a block of the country's third-biggest newspaper site, Vatan, in October.

    From Wiki : Adnan Oktar - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    Re: Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evoluti

    Some more news on the madness that is spreading through Turkey.

    Turkey: Creationists Want to Airbrush Darwin Out of Evolutionary Picture | EurasiaNet.org

    All this is coming from the country that had Ataturk as it's leader.
     
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    Re: Turkey's TUBITAK stops publication of all books supporting Evoluti

    So Turkey is an Islamic state in disguise of a secular country ! didn't I keep arguing the same?
     

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