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Nessie Nixed: Fundamentalist Biology Textbook Publisher Drops Claim That Scottish Lake Monster Is Real

Pity the poor Loch Ness Monster! Not only has he (or she) been reportedly stuck in that gloomy, cold lake for decades, now the beastie has been unceremoniously tossed out of a leading creationist biology book – at least in the European edition. Read more

Weird Science: Taxpayer-Funded Religious Schools In Louisiana Teach Monstrously Bad Biology

I sometimes wonder if Louisiana is on some sort of crusade to be declared the silliest state in America.

We’ve written before on this blog about Louisiana’s new voucher program that will direct taxpayer funds to private religious schools of dubious worth, including one school that uses DVDs to educate children and has great plans to expand “on faith.” Read more

Troubling Textbooks: Why Vouchers Would Force You To Subsidize Hate

An Islamic school in Virginia has made some changes to its textbooks in an effort to tamp down criticism, the Associated Press has reported.

The Islamic Saudi Academy in Alexandria has been under fire for years because some of the books used at the private school promote extremely strict interpretations of Islam and are highly critical of other faiths. Read more