Keeping pseudoscience out of AGU meetings



I found the editorial, “Speaking Up For Science” (Eos, 86,(24), 14 June 2005, p. 225) disturbing, but not for the reasons you intended. The Smithsonian made a mistake, but nowhere do you discuss its efforts to correct that.

More troublesome to me as a member of AGU is the blatant hypocrisy contained in the editorial. How many posters or presentations have been made at AGU meetings in the last 10–20 years that support creationism, intelligent design, or other forms of pseudo-science, such as the so-called “face” on Mars?