Children at some American schools are to be taught that the Loch Ness monster is real!
The crazy plans have been put in place by privately-run Christian schools in Louisiana to disprove Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
Pupils at the schools will start using text books next year which claim the Scottish beast is a real living creature.
The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) programme also includes other controversial topics which are aimed at disproving evolution in favour of creationism.
The books instruct pupils that if it can be proved dinosaurs walked the earth at the same time as man, then Darwinism is fatally flawed.
The text books have been labeled 'bizarre' by critics and slammed as promoting 'radical' religious and political ideas.
One of the tomes, 'Biology 1099, Accelerated Christian Education Inc' states:
"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."
The Accelerated Christian Education (ACE) programme also tells pupils that a Japanese whaling boat once caught a dinosaur...
Hmm, potentially quite a dangerous education programme, don't you think?
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