Christian Publisher Removes Loch Ness Monster From Biology Textbook

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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."

Mark Looy, chief communications officer for the Young Earth Creationist organization Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that he approved of ACE's decision.

"There are just so many of these legends, like the dragon mentioned in Beowulf, the numerous accounts of St. George and the dragon, and so on, that they can't be dismissed," said Looy.

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  1. I am confused by this one – I assumed it would only be beneficial to Christians to have the Lock Ness Monster in textbooks as it would prove their earth time theory and place man and dinosaurs on the planet within the same time.

  2. “There are just so many of these legends, like the dragon mentioned in Beowulf, the numerous accounts of St. George and the dragon, and so on, that they can’t be dismissed,” said Looy.

    not forgetting Pete’s Dragon, The Reluctant Dragon, Smaug, All the dragons in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Puff the Magic Dragon, How To Train Your Dragon, Eragon, Dragonheart… the evidence is becoming almost too much

    by the way there’s an “n” in Loony

  3. A bad sub-editing error in a website with claims to scholarship and intellectualism. You left the letter “N” out of the name of the chief communications officer for the Young Earth Creationist organization, Answers in Genesis.

  4. The Scottish Tourist Board is going to be pissed off with them. I heard Ol’ Nessie is worth a few million quid a year.

  5. Can’t have too many myths in your portfolio can you…. Being Scottish I’m biased, and Nessie hasn’t killed anyone, so I want the bonnie beastie back, and don’t you dare tell me she doesn’t exist.!

  6. Well if you’re going to start jettisoning mythological creatures, why not start with god? He’s nowhere near as cute and cuddly as Nessie.

  7. There are just so many superheroes that they can’t be simply dismissed. Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence every day. Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine. There must be some truth behind them. If fact, I just saw Wolverine over the weekend.

  8. Once again the preposterous numbers game hoves into view; so many people believe this it must be true!?

    Incorrigible religiosity.

  9. In reply to #2 by SaganTheCat:

    not forgetting Pete’s Dragon, The Reluctant Dragon, Smaug, All the dragons in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Puff the Magic Dragon, How To Train Your Dragon, Eragon, Dragonheart… the evidence is becoming almost too much

    There’s “My Father’s Dragon” (http://www.amazon.com/Fathers-Dragon-Ruth-Stiles-Gannett/dp/0440421217) and Erasmus B. Dragon. Even more evidence. 😉

    BTW, “Accelerated Christian Education” is some form of oxymoron, is it not?

    Steve

  10. Let’s not forget Barney.

    In reply to #10 by Agrajag:

    In reply to #2 by SaganTheCat:

    not forgetting Pete’s Dragon, The Reluctant Dragon, Smaug, All the dragons in the Dragonlance Chronicles, Puff the Magic Dragon, How To Train Your Dragon, Eragon, Dragonheart… the evidence is becoming almost too much

    There’s “My Father’s Dragon” (http://www.amazon….

  11. The problem with using superheroes as an example of “the imaginary” is that they now actually do exist. There are two very good documentary films on this subject (there is also a major motion picture about this phenomenon titled: SUPER). There are people dressing up in costume, going out to fight and deter crime, across the nation, from coast to coast.

    In reply to #8 by Gallifrey1966:

    There are just so many superheroes that they can’t be simply dismissed. Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence every day. Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wolverine. There must be some truth behind them. If fact, I just saw Wolverine over the weekend.

  12. In reply to #13 by mrblimp:

    The problem with using superheroes as an example of “the imaginary” is that they now actually do exist. There are two very good documentary films on this subject (there is also a major motion picture about this phenomenon titled: SUPER). There are people dressing up in costume, going out to fight an…

    And shooting black people when thy feel like some action.

  13. Well Nessie must have a long, long lifespan they she hasn’t died, bloated and washed up on the shores of Loch Ness.

    I think Hitchens put this sort of thing best “…progress of a kind.”.

  14. Mark Looy, chief communications officer for the Young Earth Creationist organization Answers in Genesis, told The Christian Post that he approved of ACE’s decision.

    Accelerated Christian Education, Inc.

    Two organisations, denying geological time, while moving from BC at the pace of a tectonic plate pace to update their understanding.

  15. Some of the best children’s animation is in The Backyardigans’ episodes with dragons. However, they make it very clear the dragons are imaginary.

  16. The irony is that they are only interested in this as they are so ignorant about evolution. Their logic is that if a dinosaur could be found today that would disprove evolution. It wouldn’t, if there were a logical reason for it to still exist.

    Wasn’t finding the coelacanth an example of just this sort of thing? It didn’t disprove evolution it confirmed it.

    They probably also think we evolved from chimps, rather than chimps and humans both evolving from a shared ancestor.

  17. In reply to #10 by Agrajag:

    In reply to #2 by SaganTheCat:

    BTW, “Accelerated Christian Education” is some form of oxymoron, is it not?

    Acceleration is defined in physics as any change in velocity which is a vctor value of time, distance and direction. therefore it’s quite all right to describe slamming on the brakes, knocking it into reverse or swerving off in the wrong direction as a form of acceleration

  18. Delighted to see Christian Publishers removing fiction from their textbooks. There soon won’t be much for them to publish.

  19. “Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence.”

    Yes, they’re called birds.

    “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, …”

    I thought all the sonar scans in the loch didn’t find anything. I’m not in the least surprised to find statements in a religious publication which are either simply wrong or deliberate lies.

    “… described by eyewitnesses, and photographed by others. …”

    The descriptions were either vague or contradictory. The photographs are almost invariably blurred, useless or fake.

    “… Nessie appears to be a plesiosaur.”

    Nessie appears to be a charming piece of fiction to amuse tourists

  20. Christian Publisher Removes Loch Ness Monster From Biology Textbook

    On a sad note, to counter this, Michael Medved is currently putting the pressure on numerous Jewish publishers to include Bigfoot in their biology textbooks. BA-DA-BOOM!

  21. Yes there are living dinosaurs around today. They’re called birds.

  22. There are billions of real monsters along the banks of Loch Ness. They are about 3 mm long, female and love to suck blood. They’re called midges. Kill one and a thousand more turn up for the funeral. The Pygmies of the mosquito family, and Scotland’s secret weapon.

    All things bright and beautiful…. the good Lord made them all !

  23. In the picture, “Nessie” looks like someone sticking his arm above the water while folding his wrist and holding his hand in a cupped shape. Not unlike one would do when making shadow play. But hey! that’s just my opinion… Must be cognitive bias or something.

  24. In reply to #13 by mrblimp:

    The problem with using superheroes as an example of “the imaginary” is that they now actually do exist. There are two very good documentary films on this subject (there is also a major motion picture about this phenomenon titled: SUPER). There are people dressing up in costume, going out to fight an…

    like “Kick Ass”?

  25. In reply to #23 by N_Ellis:

    Nessie appears to be a charming piece of fiction to amuse tourists

    Nessie appears to provide irrefutable proof of the efficacy of the single malt.

  26. Pardon me,but what was Nessie doing in a textbook, in the first place?

  27. In reply to #24 by Dublin-atheist:

    When will they remove the Flintstones from their biology textbooks.

    Yabba dabba d’oh!

  28. St. Columba of Iona claimed to have seen the Loch Ness monster in 560ad – Oh now I can believe it…!!
    He exaggerated a bit when he said “the beast was about to eat a man when ‘Columba’ uttered the words of Irish babble and the beast backed off …it was a miracle to magnify the god of the Christians”….
    But the tourists still come anyway – even the non religious ones….Ha !

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