According to a recent io9 post, an educational text produced by a Christian curriculum planner cites the existence of the Loch Ness Monster as proof that A) Evolution doesn’t happen, and so therefore B) God is real, the Earth is only 4,000 years old, the Bible is a literal history of reality, etc.
I had no idea that the following things had happened:
- The existence of Nessie had been absolutely confirmed
- Nessie had been indisputably identified as a living plesiosaur
- The existence of a single anomalous animal had been accepted as de facto proof that nowhere in nature did adaptation or evolution occur
Then again, I just read today that unicorns are mentioned nine times in the Old Testament, so what do I know? The publisher could’ve gone for at least a little credibility and used the coelacanth.