Nature 444, 679 (7 December 2006) | doi:10.1038/444679d; Published online 6 December 2006

Claim of bias against critics is refuted by publication

Gerdien de Jong1 and Gert Korthof2

  1. Evolutionary Population Biology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, NL-3584 CH Utrecht, the Netherlands
  2. Bilthoven, the Netherlands


Maciej Giertych states in Correspondence (Nature 444, 265; 2006): "I believe that, as a result of media bias, there seems to be total ignorance of new scientific evidence against the theory of evolution." However, he does not refer to one publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal to support the existence of any such "new scientific evidence"; nor has he himself published any. Until any such publication, the existence of scientific evidence against evolution remains unsubstantiated. Further, where is the bias of which Giertych speaks? The very fact that his letter was published shows that Nature has no bias against critics of evolution.

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