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Schools using Nessie to debunk evolution

Posted on Monday, 2 July, 2012 | Comment icon 148 comments | News tip by: Still Waters

Some schools are using the Loch Ness Monster as a way to disprove Darwin's theory of evolution.

From next year text books in some privately-run Christian schools will include the idea that the Loch Ness Monster is a real creature and that this somehow disproves Charles Darwin's theory of evolution. Unsurprisingly the controversial new curriculum has been slammed by critics.

"One of these texts from Bob Jones University Press claims that dinosaurs were fire-breathing dragons," said researcher Bruce Wilson. "It has little to do with science as we currently understand. Itís more like medieval scholasticism." Wilson believes that over 200,000 children across 13 states are being subjected to this type of education.

"Pupils attending privately-run Christian schools in the southern state of Louisiana will learn from textbooks next year, which claim Scotlandís most famous mythological beast is a living creature."

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Comment icon #139 Posted by Junior Chubb on 4 July, 2012, 18:36
Being a parent definitley changes people, probably more so with women due to the physical changes that come with it. That lottery dream is great, next time though be a bit more confident. Do two lines and include 9 and 14, you might not be a multi millionaire but you must have got back more than your pound stake. Yup, I can sleep anywhere these day's, bed, sofa, train, car. Once I am comfortable its zzzzzzzz time. Still trying to catch up on sleep from those baby days (six years ago).
Comment icon #140 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 4 July, 2012, 18:46
I won a few thousand but still was kicking myself at the time... I always do 3 lines..I added on a 4th thinking I was on to something... If it ever happens again..i'll make sure I have more than a line to cover it
Comment icon #141 Posted by Mr Walker on 5 July, 2012, 2:32
Finns ok, but thanks for your concern. I think the vet was correct in her diagnosis. She did a full examination and found him basically healthy . Normally he might get up once or twice during the night (from 10 pm to 7 am) but he was obviously uncomfortable, wouldnt eat and threw up one lot of food. When a lab doesnt eat you know something is wrong. He is fine now; went for a long walk on the beach yesterday, and we will be taking him out again today. We had changed his diet food, trying to get him down from 45 ks to 35 and i think something disagreed with him.
Comment icon #142 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 5 July, 2012, 17:33
I was just wondering about his bladder...If he is an old dog, his bladder could be weaker and needs to go out more...I know this because my old dog Charlie ( old springer spaniel ) was like that.. The poor wee man struggled in his last year .....he made it to 14 years He had good innings...I haven't gotten another dog since him..and don't want to... But from what you are saying, he could well have eaten something that messed up his stomach...I recall my old dog eating grass.. I think they do that to clean out their stomachs ...
Comment icon #143 Posted by Tx-Perkyness on 11 July, 2012, 16:27
uh HELLOOOOO, why are we talking about dogs bladders when Nessy's rep is at stake?
Comment icon #144 Posted by Beckys_Mom on 11 July, 2012, 18:09
We will talk about Ness LOL ok.. We will talk about Nessys bladder ....
Comment icon #145 Posted by karmakazi on 11 July, 2012, 19:08
Eeeeep I read the part about "doing 3 lines" before any other part of this and thought it meant something totally different for a second
Comment icon #146 Posted by orangepeaceful79 on 19 October, 2012, 3:08
I just stole this for my Avatar. thanks IM#1 !
Comment icon #147 Posted by Imaginarynumber1 on 19 October, 2012, 3:11

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