“This is the European Association of Vertebrate Palaeontologists. Dear members, please listen closely: racists, fascists and conspiracy theorists are NOT welcome in our association! Let us stand together for Europe and a world in peace. We as scientists have a political mandate, and we should be ready to act. All those who are not willing to accept this are free to leave.”

We would like to encourage other associations of the scientific community to join in with a similarly clear statement.

“In order to maintain a tolerant society, the society must be intolerant of intolerance” (Karl Popper).

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