A Whale of a Tale: Fundamentalist Fish Stories
According to a persistent story, exactly one hundred years ago a sailor named James Bartley was swallowed by a sperm whale off the Falkland Islands. About thirty-six hours later his fellow sailors found him, unconscious but alive, inside the belly of the animal. What follows is the result of my attempt to uncover the real story, as well as the story of the story--how this whale of a tale found its way into the fundamentalist apologetic tradition, as well as a sizeable number of conservative biblical commentaries.
Davis, Edward B., "A Whale of a Tale: Fundamentalist Fish Stories" (1991). Biology Educator Scholarship. 193.