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The Sciences

University Sued for Saying Earth Not Created in 6 Days

DiscoblogBy Jennifer BaroneMay 15, 2008 6:34 PM


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The University of California at Berkeley is being sued for statements on their Understanding Evolution Web site that some religious beliefs contradict science--like the idea that the Earth and living things were finished up in six days. The plaintiffs argue that a government-funded state university cannot claim that "some religious denominations are better than others," though I certainly can't find anyplace where Berkeley does so. I suppose next under the gun will be NASA for its estimate that the universe is 13.7 billion years old, or the US Geological Survey for finding the age of the Earth to be a potentially unholy 4.5 billion years...

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