|If Jesus turned water into wine, what did THIS used to be?|
Alright, here is the gist of the article...there is a Christian academy in the bowels of Louisiana (which receives public funds) that, in order to bolster the case against evolution in their science classes, is promoting the ideas that both the Loch Ness Monster is a very real and alive creature AND that its existence disproves evolution.
Now that we got that out of the way, lets talk about a few things here because while the article is short...there are multiple things that make this remarkably dumb. Ignoring that using public funds to teach religious dogma has some separation of church and state implications not to mention the fact that there is little to no proof that "Nessie" has ever ACTUALLY existed, lets take this at face value that Nessie is a living, breathing plesiosaur that scoots around a lake in Scotland that, on a good day, would make members of the Polar Bear Club consider wearing two layers of Speedos. On top of that, we will assume that there is a population of "Nessies" that get busy and reproduce across the Scottish Highlands without anyone other than people with low resolution cameras and mental disorders seeing them.
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Even if all of that is true, how exactly does that disprove evolution? Maybe something about Nessie's biology makes the plesiosaur the perfect predator in the land of Braveheart and Highlander but doesn't translate to inhospitable wastelands of the Great Lakes, Hawaii, or god forbid Freedonia. Maybe there is something about Loch Ness miserable weather and temperatures that makes all of those lady Nessies get hot and bothered. There isn't anything about the theory of evolution that is disproved by Nessie...although evolution (and for that matter the theory of common sense) might have some issues with the existence of Nessie in the first place. I guess I just wonder about what the actual reward is for these crazy Cajuns invoking cryptozoology as proof that their worldview is right.
The most telling part of the article is towards the end when the leader of this cult, I mean the principal, says that the Academy tries "to stay away from all those things that might confuse our children". I'm going to go out on a limb here...if your child goes to Eternity Christian Academy for any significant amount of time, a ketchup bottle will probably confuse them. I'm all for religious freedom, but as far as I can tell, stupidity isn't so much a religion as it is a movement so congratulations Eternity Christian Academy and your 38 students....you and your news are stoopid.