Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Pro Se Plaintiff Challenges Teaching of Evolution In West Virginia Schools

A pro se lawsuit was filed in a West Virginia federal district court earlier this month challenging the teaching of evolution in West Virginia's public schools.  The complaint (full text) in Smith v. Jefferson County Board of Education, (ND WV, filed 5/12/2015) contends that school officials and various federal officials are propagating a religious faith by fostering the teaching evolution in the state's schools. Reporting on the lawsuit, the National Center for Science Education says that plaintiff is the author of a book titled The True Origin of Man.