What happens when a Young Earth Creationist discovers a 60,000,000-year-old fossil?

He makes the usual , same facts , different interpretation argument to reject all geological science and almost all of science too. I suppose he holds more than 99% of scientists have been wrong for 350 years

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Five nearly perfect fish fossil specimens were found in a block of sandstone excavated in the northwest Calgary community of Evanston. Photo courtesy Darla Zelenitsky, University of Calgary Nearly perfect fish fossil specimens found in a block of sandstone excavated in the northwest Calgary community of Evanston. Photo courtesy Darla Zelenitsky, University of Calgary

Fortunately, Edgar Nernberg of Calgary is a keen Young Earth Creationist, and indeed sits on the board of Alberta’s very own Creation Museum, at nearby Big Valley. Fortunately, because this has given him a keen interest in fossils, and a sharp eye for spotting them.

So when he came across something out of the ordinary while backhoeing out a basement in Calgary, he immediately recognised it as important. What he had found was a group of five small fossil fish, a few inches long, embedded in the 60 million year old sandstone of Alberta’s Paskapoo Formation. Fossils from this time are rare, and give insight into what was happening directly after the dinosaurs and their marine relatives were so dramatically removed from their ecological niches. For this reason…

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One thought on “What happens when a Young Earth Creationist discovers a 60,000,000-year-old fossil?

  1. Geoff Adams

    Still the best refutation of the bad science of Creationism is Young, Matt, & Edis, Taner, eds; Why Intelligent Design fails: a scientific critique of the new Creationism; Rutyers University Press, , 2006

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