Opinion: Don't appeal Kennewick ruling
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"In August, a federal court ruled that the scientists have the right to study the bones. The Bush administration has until Oct. 29 to decide whether to appeal the ruling, which would allow scientists to resume studies of the Kennewick Man or continue the court battle to block research.

The administration should not appeal the case. If the U.S. government were to continue the legal tussle with scientists, it would be put in the ludicrous position of trying to force acceptance of one discredited view of Paleo-American history -- the Bering Straits theory -- as a matter of law. The U.S. government should not be in the business of prohibiting the search for scientific truth because facts and discoveries might make some political entities uncomfortable. . ."

Get the Story:
Alcestis ''Cooky'' Oberg: Kennewick Man transcends political correctness (USA Today 10/1)

Relevant Links:
Kennewick Man, Department of Interior -
Friends of America's Past -
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center, The Tri-City (Washington) Herald -

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