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Sacramento couple sues evolution website operators

A California couple is suing the operators of a website that clarifies evolution for science teachers. The University of California's Museum of Paleontology operates the Understanding Evolution web

A California couple is suing the operators of a website that clarifies evolution for science teachers. The University of California's Museum of Paleontology operates the Understanding Evolution website. KPBS reporter Beth Ford Roth has more.

Jeanne and Larry Caldwell of the Sacramento area claim in their lawsuit the website gives the false impression that most religions accept the theory of evolution. They are Christian, and disagree that evolution should be taught as scientific fact.

Glenn Branch is with the National Center for Science, and helped develop the site. Branch says the lawsuit is just another attack on evolution and these attacks are hurting the country.


Branch: "Since the 21st century bodes to be the century of biotechnology, which is of course based on biology, that is going to seriously effect US competitiveness in that important arena."

The Caldwells are also suing their local school district in an effort to have materials that challenge evolution handed out in their children's school. Beth Ford Roth, KPBS news