Monday, December 18, 2006

Evolution Lawsuit in Russia

Straight to you from the St. Petersburg Times (article here) -- recently, a high school girl in Russia brought suit against her school district, alleging that the school's evolution instruction in science class, in the words of the AP article, "violates her rights and offends her religious beliefs."

One request and one question for our readers: First, if you run across English translations of any documents in that case, would you let me know? Feel free to post links in the comments section here. Second, I'm curious about the precise basis for her claim under Russian law, and the likelihood of success. Thoughts, international scholars?

(For the curious, the lovely photo on the right is from St. Petersburg's tourism website, link here.)

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