Science: Monster on Trial

With all the stately majesty of British justice, a panoplied court assembled before the television cameras of the British Broadcasting Corp. in London. A bewigged judge sat in full regalia. Two learned advocates marshaled a whole parade of witnesses. Standing before the bench, the clerk solemnly intoned: "Hear ye! Hear ye! Hear ye! The Loch Ness monster is now on trial." The point at issue: Does or does not the Loch Ness monster exist?

As thorough as a Royal Commission, the BBC went back to the beginning. The first mention of a Loch Ness...

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