Accelerated Christian Education, publisher of textbooks that are widely used by homeschoolers and Christian schools, has removed references to the Loch Ness Monster as evidence that dinosaurs are still alive today. Because that totally makes the book more credible.
A Christian education publisher based in Tennessee has removed references to the existence of the Loch Ness Monster from a biology textbook.
According to Scotland’s Sunday Herald, Accelerated Christian Education, Inc. has opted to remove a statement from a textbook used in Europe and will likely do the same for American textbooks.
“Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland?” reads the deleted passage. “‘Nessie’ for short has been recorded on sonar from a small submarine, described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur.”
But the talking snakes, Noah’s Ark and a 6,000 year old earth, all more absurd than the existence of the Loch Ness Monster, are still in there.
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