Evolutionists cry foul
The editing has triggered protests from Dutch scientists, led by Dr Gerdien de Jong, an evolutionary biologist at Utrecht University. With Dr Hans Roskam of the University of Leiden, she has organised a petition, signed by more than 300 biologists, and letters of complaint to the BBC.
A BBC spokesman responded, ‘BBC Worldwide allows local broadcasters to make edits but only up to a narrow margin of five minutes per hour. Their edits were less than the margin so did not involve BBC Worldwide on this occasion’.