A woman has taken to the internet in a bid to get dinosaurs banned from the curriculum because they are a "bad influence" on children and scientific proof of their existence is "pretty flimsy".
Writing an almost-too-ridiculous-to-be-true post on parenting forum Mumsnet, a user called CADMinistry (which seemingly stands for Christians Against Dinosaurs Ministry) explains that "nothing about dinosaurs is suitable for children, from their total lack of family values through to their non-existence from any serious scientific point of view."
Recently my sister foolishly gave my two youngest some dinosaurs toys for Christmas. After telling her to get out of my house I burnt the dinosaurs.
My children were delighted because they know that dinosaurs are evil. I am fortunate that my family has been very supportive, and has disowned my children's former aunt.
She adds an anecdote about a boy from her children's school being given a dinosaur toy and subsequently roaming around the classroom biting the other children.
CADMinistry, who appears to be part of a Facebook page which spreads the "facts and research about the dinosaur myth", adds a rallying cry to all other concerned parents: "Please do all you can to get dinosaurs taken off the curriculum."
The Mumsnet post has now attracted over 1,000 messages and the attention of the site's moderators who commented:
Um... What the WHAT now??? We're going to leave this up because we like dinosaur pictures but we've escorted the DinoDeniers to the door.
But that hasn't stopped CADMinistry. Over on YouTube channel which Mic reports she runs, she debunks the existence of fossils using a diagram of a dinosaur presumably drawn by one of her children and a cup of plaster of Paris fragments.
A fossil is a bone that was once in the ground that has been then filled with limestone, calcium and other kinds of stone-like deposits over the course of many, many years and at the end of the day it ends up looking like a bone but it's not really a bone. It's really a rock inside a rock.