Loch Ness Monster touted as real in US school textbooksJun 26, 4:48 pm
London, June 26 (ANI): Thousands of students in US will be taught that the Loch Ness monster is a living dinosaur, trashing the theory of evolution. Privately run Christian schools in Louisiana will be using textbooks from next year which states as fact that Nessie is real.The Bible -bashing lessons also claim that a Japanese whaling boat caught a dinosaur --- just like the plot of hit movie Godzilla.The books are published by Accelerated Christian Education-whose bosses back Old Testament creationism-for schools like Eternity Academy in Westlake which may claim government funds, the Sun reported. One title, Biology 1099, questions children about dinosaurs: "Are dinosaurs alive today? Have you heard of the Loch Ness monster in Scotland? Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur."But Nessie expert Tony Drummond, 47 -- who gives tours of Loch Ness-said: "It's ridiculous propaganda." (ANI)
Lone copy of Magna Carta in US displayed in new museum gallery Dec 12, 3:39 pm
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Girls from single-sex schools feel pressurized to act like 'typical females' Dec 12, 3:39 pm
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48% Americans opposed to scrapping of ban on cellphone use in flights Dec 12, 3:12 pm
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