One of the nation’s most conspicuous professing atheist organizations recently sent a letter to a Missouri school district to lodge a complaint about a science teacher who reportedly had been teaching students from a biblical Creation worldview instead of an evolutionary worldview. The Wisconsin-based Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) submitted the complaint to the Hickman Mills C-1 School District after being informed that a seventh-grade science teacher at Smith-Hale Middle School had been teaching a young earth and other beliefs adhered to by Christians.
“We understand that one of his unit tests included questions to cast doubt upon evolution and our current understanding of the age of the earth,” the group wrote. Among the reported questions, which students were to characterize as true or false, were the statements “Transitional forms have been found in the fossil record for all animals” (false), “Catastrophe supports sudden species appearance and a younger earth” (true), and “There is no evidence that dinosaurs and humans may have coexisted” (false). READ MORE