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Creationist Finds 60-Million-Year-Old Fossils, Still Denies Evolution

| by Michael Allen

Edgar Nernberg, who sits on the board of a creation museum in Canada, recently made an amazing fossil discovery.

Nernberg was excavating some land in Calgary, Alberta, with a backhoe when he accidentally came across five fish fossils that were amazingly preserved.

Scientists believe that Nernberg's fossil discovery is 60 million years old, but Nernberg maintains that the earth was created by God about 6,000 years ago.

“No, it hasn’t changed my mind. We all have the same evidence, and it’s just a matter of how you interpret it,” Nernberg told the Calgary Sun.

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"There’s no dates stamped on these things," Nernberg added.

Nernberg didn't mention how archeologists use carbon dating and other scientific techniques, however, he is always looking for specimens for the Big Valley Creation Science Museum, which states on its website, "Built from the foundations up, for the glory of the Creator, to display the evidence of his handiwork and refute the lie of evolution."

The creation museum reportedly claims that dinosaurs and humans lived together, and that there is geological evidence for Noah’s Flood.

“If I had my druthers, I’d want [the fossil fish] in the [creation] museum. This is certainly the coolest thing I’ve found over the years,” Nernberg stated.

Fortunately, Nernberg contacted Darla Zelenitsky, a paleontologist at the University of Calgary, about the fossils.

Zelenitsky told the University of Calgary's website UToday:

Because complete fossils are relatively rare from this time period in Alberta, any such discoveries are significant as they shed light on the nature and diversity of animals that lived not long after the extinction of the dinosaurs. These fossil fish are important because they are very primitive representatives of a large group of bony fish known today.

Fossils that are found in Alberta legally belong to the province.

The fish fossils will be moved to the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta, where they will be examined and possibly put on display.

(Note: The car hood pictured above doesn't belong to Edgar Nernberg)

Sources: Calgary Sun, Big Valley Creation Science Museum, UToday
Image Credit: Amy Watts