No, really. Children in some US schools are being taught that the Loch Ness monster is a living dinosaur, as evidence against evolution. What the hell?
The New York Daily News reported that biology textbook 1099 by Accelerated Christian Education, features a passage about the Loch Ness Monster:
“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.”
It sounds too funny to be true, and its unknown whether any creditable news source has actually seen the textbook in the flesh, but the company and book definitely exist. It seems American kids really are taught that dinosaurs are not extinct but live among us. You sneaky dinosaurs. [New York Daily News]
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