Saturday, August 3, 2013
Textbook axes Loch Ness monster as proof of creationism
In June 2012, TheBlaze first reported about the Loch Ness Monster’s inclusion in a Christian textbook. Now, following furor over claims that the Accelerated Christian Education (ACE), the producer of the textbooks, was using the creature in an effort to disprove the theory of evolution, the company has purportedly removed the reference from its books.
“New editions of Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) biology textbooks do not contain the controversial idea that Scotland’s most famous mythological beast may have been a real living creature,” The Herald recently reported. “The updated book is only available to creationist-taught pupils in Europe, but campaigners say America is likely to follow suit.”
The original edition of the book read, “Are dinosaurs alive today? Scientists are becoming more convinced of their existence. Have you heard of the ‘Loch Ness Monster’ in Scotland?”
From there, past versions of the book claimed that “Nessie” was found on sonar from a submarine and that the creature has been photographed by observers. These ideas reportedly didn’t make it into new versions of the books. In addition to these ideas, the claim that a whaling boat from Japan once caught a dinosaur has also been removed.