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IN RUSSIA, A TEST OF GOD VS. DARWIN
[FINAL Edition]
The Sun - Baltimore, Md.
Author: Niedowski, Erika
Date: Jan 3, 2007
Start Page: 1.A
Section: TELEGRAPH
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The case revolves around 16-year-old Mariya Shraiber, who says her biology text presents a one-sided version of life's origins based on [Charles Darwin]'s theory and is dismissive of the view that God made man. The lawsuit challenges Darwin's theory as anti-religious, atheistic and unproven. It quotes the textbook as referring to biblical teachings as "legends" and calling it "stupidity" to assume that God created the world.

"If we want to have a high level of morality, not just in Russia but all over the world, we have to challenge Darwin's theory," Vuima said. "Darwin's theory kills morality. It denies the copyright of God."

Photo(s); Mariya [Kirill Shraiber], with father, Kirill, and lawyer [Konstantin Romanov], says her biology book presents a one-sided version of life's origins based on Darwin and is offensive to her religion.; Credit: Anton Vuima : Special to the Sun

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