Thursday, September 10, 2015

Suit Challenging Teaching of Evolution Dismissed

In Smith v. Jefferson County Board of Education, (D WV, Aug. 25, 2015), a West Virginia federal district court dismissed a suit, filed pro se by a historically litigious plaintiff, seeking to have the court outlaw the teaching of evolution in public schools. The complaint filed by plaintiff, a parent and taxpayer, is described by the court:
The three page complaint alleges that the Defendants have “fostered the propagation of religious faith” in West Virginia public schools, by way of “denying the Plaintiff’s accurate scientific mathematical system of genetic variations that proves evolution is a religion.”
National Center for Science Education reports on the decision.