This is a great example of how even when faced with hard scientific evidence, some people just refuse to give up their cherished worldviews. You can make excuses for EVERYTHING, even fish fossils found in ancient rock.
Canadian Edgar Nernberg isn’t into the whole evolution thing. In fact, he’s on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place meant to rival local scientific institutions. Adhering to the most extreme form of religious creationism, the exhibits “prove” that the Earth is only around 6,000 years old, and that humans and dinosaurs co-existed.
Unfortunately, Nernberg just dug up a 60-million-year-old fish.
“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. “There’s no dates stamped on these things.”
The scientific community is thrilled and grateful for the find, and the University of Calgary will unveil the five fossils on Thursday.
Red flag: “no dates stamped on these things”. That’s a giant clue that this guy has no grasp of the way we discover reliable information. We have plenty of reliable tools to determine the age of really old things. Then, we cross check those dates with other threads of evidence. So, the geology, biology, sedimentology, chemistry, etc. all point to the same conclusion — the earth is billions of years old and life evolved through this time. To reject such a fundamental fact is absurd. But, belief held only through faith tends to be absurd.
You can choose your methods of obtaining information, but revelation and faith in one book isn’t reliable at all. As a result, Creationists miss the big picture and the far more incredible story about life.
Nernberg is looking to get a cast of the fossil to use in his own creationism museum.