Several bloggers and media outlets are reporting that a Christian textbook used in Louisiana points to the Loch Ness Monster, and stories perhaps inspired by Godzilla, as allegedly evidence against evolution. Under new legislation, a voucher system will essentially mean that taxpayers support this sort of thing.
It seems as though it should be a parody – but so did Answers in Genesis’ billboard with a fire-breathing dragon. Yet both are disturbingly real.
The report from Scotland – Nessie’s alleged home – adds additional poignancy to the well-deserved mockery. It also provides a direct quote from the specific textbook in question. Biology 1099, a textbook created by Accelerated Christian Education Inc, reads:
Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland? ‘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.