It’s one thing when religious fundamentalists teach their beliefs as facts – especially to children. But what about when they completely misconstrue already existing facts, misleading children (and their parents) into believing they’re coming from a reliable and researched source?
How does one page in the book contain so many mistakes…?
Spiders, by definition, have eight legs. Not just “most” of them. And there is a species of spider that has a mostly herbivorous diet. (Also, God didn’t make them, but I guess that’s the least of our worries here.) (Edit: Apparently, there are also more than 40,000 species of spiders, not 30,000. So there’s that.)
I figured all that out with a few seconds on Google.
How lazy were the author and editor? It’s one thing to say your beliefs are facts, but you shouldn’t get the actual facts wrong, too.