When the Loch Ness Monster makes Christians look ridiculous

HT: The American Jesus

All I can say is “wow.”

Then, I invite you to consider my series on Evolution: “Evolving Evangelicalism – Inviting the church to refine its approach to Scripture and origins

Loch Ness Monster seen as real dinosaur in biology books taught in Louisiana school

By Erik Ortiz / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

The Scottish legend of the Loch Ness Monster is suggested as truth in a biology book that a private Christian school in Louisiana is using in its curriculum.

But that’s only part of the outrage from critics: Students who are eligible for taxpayer-funded vouchers will be allowed to attend Eternity Christian Academy in Westlake for the 2012-13 school year, according to reports.

The startling claim about Nessie’s authenticity is made to bolster creationism within the textbook, the Scotsman newspaper reported Monday. The Loch Ness Monster is described as a type of dinosaur, and if dinosaurs and man co-exist, then presumably there would be holes in the scientific argument for evolution.

The textbook, produced by Accelerated Christian Education, features a passage about the Loch Ness Monster in the Biology 1099 edition, Scotland’s The Herald reported.

“Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence,” the textbook reads, according to the newspaper.

“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.”

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  • http://twitter.com/wellaquainted Heidi Fischer

    Awkward.

  • http://johnmarkharris.net/ John Mark Harris

    Wow

  • Bob Chapman

    Is “Biology 1099″ a reference to the year it should have been published?

  • http://twitter.com/LornaCBarton Lorna

    The legend of Nessie is very much alive and kicking or potentially swimming here in Scotland.  It’s probably one of the biggest tourist attractions we’ve got.  There are loads of photos of Nessie taken over the years…most are viewed and verified as hoaxes.  I’d love it if she were real, but not from a creationist angle, just from a fondness of legends angle…


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