Loch Ness Monster Debunks Evolution
Breaking news: According to the Herald Scotland, the existence of the Loch Ness monster is being used to disprove evolution in Louisiana schools. And governor Jindal’s state funds for private schools are paying for it.
Why Nessie? Recall that, according to young-earth creationists, all species that exist now existed at the beginning–and vice versa. Thus, if dinosaurs existed 6,000 years ago…they must still exist today. As in The Highest Frontier, where a Centrist asks whether Medieval artists depicted dinosaurs–“Dinosaurs are rarely seen. But the Medievals had sharper eyes than we do.”
Reportedly, a textbook 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.”
Now lest our European readers start to smirk about American fundamentalism, the UK has similar religious schools. Though not state funded, the Evangelical Christian curriculum they follow has been approved by a UK Government agency.
So how might we follow up this ground-breaking discovery? What further research directions might we pursue?