Does Finding A Fossil Change The Mind Of A Creationist?

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Edgar Nernberg found fish fossils at a construction site that date back 60 million years old. However, Nernberg is a creationist and believes the world is only 6000 years old. Does this change his mind? Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), Karomo Brown, and Ana Kasparian (The Point) hosts of The Young Turks discuss.

“An Alberta man who discovered a school of rare fossilized fish while digging up a Calgary basement believes the world was created by God a few thousand years ago.

It’s for that reason Edgar Nernberg doesn’t think the fossils could possibly be as old as paleontologists are estimating.

“I subscribe to the creationist position, and I believe they were laid down in Noah’s flood, about 4,500 years ago. But we agree to disagree.”

He’s referring to Darla Zelenitsky, the University of Calgary paleontologist who was brought in to examine the five ancient fish.

She says they likely swam in waters about 60 million years ago, which is the age of the Paskapoo Formation, a sheet of rock that lies under the city.”

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  • Terrence Timmons

    These people stubbornly cling to that belief because they would have to face the truth that over 6000 years ago, Afrikans had a thriving civilization that was the envy of the entire world for thousands of years. They don't like that, so they cling to their creation myths to help their self-esteem. Face the truth already and grow up, or get left behind when the big change happens.

  • blackholecat

    Thank you, Ana. For giving creationists more fuel to further their propaganda for saying that scientists have used carbon dating to date something 60 million years old.

    I've always said that the people most responsible for scientific ignorance in America aren't the creationists, it's the so-called rationals who are spreading misinformed information, fueling the creationist's arguments against them.

  • mrtadreamer

    If a fair maiden kisses a frog which instantly changes into a handsome prince, we would call it a fairy tale. But if the frog takes 40 million years to turn into a prince, we call it evilution.

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