Creationist Finds 60 Million Year Old Fossils In His Basement But Maintains That It Proves Nothing

imrs.phpWe have previously discussed the struggle that creationists have with the daily disclosures of scientific research, particularly the discovery of fossils and other items that are dates in the millions rather than thousands of years. It is hard to maintain that the Earth is less than 6,000 years old given the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. However, Canadian Edgar Nernberg has shown just how easy it is to live in denial. Nernberg was not just confronted with a fossil from over 60 million years ago, but he actually found it in his basement. However, Nernberg does not think God is trying to tell him something. He maintains that “There’s no dates stamped on these things” and it proves nothing if you just reject isotopic dating and basic geology.

The University of Calgary will unveil the five fossils this week and the results of the dating process. These fish lived just after the dinosaurs were wiped out on Earth and are important evidence of the explosion of new species in the aftermath.

Nernberg to this credit recognized the find right away and preserved the fossils. Indeed, he is seeking cast of one of the fish so he can put it on display at the creationist museum.

98 thoughts on “Creationist Finds 60 Million Year Old Fossils In His Basement But Maintains That It Proves Nothing”

  1. good…he can resist the “temptation” to be gay, without wearing a collar…does a gay gene exist?…nope…before he goes wrong, it’s good they canned him…being gay is a “temptation”, nothing more…thus ends the transmission

  2. The teaching on the Church on matters of faith and morals is “perfect”…man is imperfect…if a priest chooses to break his vows, commit heinous crimes against adolescent males, he can expect being laicized and incarcerated for his evil, nefarious activity…these “gay” priests should never have been ordained, or even allowed into the seminary…slowly, inexorably, the changes are in place to remove these bad actors from the seminary, before they can debauch and victimize the innocent…these men will have much to answer for when they die…as for the bishops who have turned a blind eye to the homosexual activity in the seminary…these wayward prelates will also answer…clearly, these are bad examples within the ranks of the Church, who have given grave scandal to the Church. and are NOT a reflection of the Church’s teaching on morality and human sexuality…if these men had not broken these promises and vows, they would not have molested these victim’s…their salacious and criminal activity is flagrantly at odds with everything the Catholic Church stands for and instructs…and exemplifies, as it instructs it’s members…don’t confuse the teaching of the Church, with these evildoers…all men are sinners, some worse than others…

    1. The Great Stanton – they just fired the gay chaplain at Seton Hall.

  3. I am sure if he found the image of Christ on a burnt piece of toast he would have taken it as a sing of divine intervention.

  4. Carbon dating is non linear… and useless in the extreme. When God created the plants that live on earth, do you really think that all the trees just had one annual ring on their trunk? Extrapolation has its limits.

  5. Admittedly, $660 million in awards is an inconsequential amount juxtaposed with the financial balances or “book value” of one diocese of this enormous global corporation.

    And 508 victims pales in comparison to a global population of 7 billion.


    “…reached a settlement with 508 victims of $660 million, a record breaking amount.”

    Wiki –

    “The sexual abuse scandal in Los Angeles archdiocese covered events that were documented beginning in the 1930s, but most publicity was related to events of the 1970s through 1990s. Priests accused of molesting children or adults in the parish were typically reassigned, without informing new parishes of charges against them, as the church protected its staff. Changes in policy took place, a dozen priests were dismissed in 2002, the church issued an apology and detailed report in 2004, and in 2007, the Archdiocese reached a settlement with 508 victims of $660 million, a recordbreaking amount.”

  6. Watch the original Godzilla, black and white…a wonderful sci-fi horror film, it’s agreed…but much more… the film explores the problems of man’s involvement with radiation and splitting atoms, for the sake of winning wars…massive death ensues, once these warheads are activated…the film was presenting the potential backlash to man himself, via nature…as Godzilla was an outgrowth of repeated atomic experimentation in the tropical-indo pacific region of the western pacific…an area I am very familiar with…I have stayed in Guam, Kyushu, Saipan, and Palau, and visited the eastern seaboard of Australia, principally Queensland as well as NSW. I have dived these regions and been appalled at the wanton destruction of these magnificent and majestic coral reefs, that have been compromised due to man and his ecological negligence. Godzilla is an aberration, but a sobering reflection of abuse and hubris, also in the name of science…and war…and all that it implies…

  7. I’m a scientist also dave, a social scientist and amateur conchologist… Louis Pasteur, was a brilliant scientist and he was also a devout Catholic…I never knew that being a scientist was somehow synonymous with atheism, or even being anti-creation…

  8. protestants, atheists, and the like are also guilty of molestation, including scout leaders you idiot…for every bad priest, a hundred are virtuous, nobody wants to hear about the saintly priest, only the “homosexual” priest, who molests little boys…this is what the salacious papers like…sadly, the Catholic seminaries have been hot-beds of “homosexual” vocations for decades, overun since vatican II, in fact…these gay seminarians need to be removed forthwith…as these “homosexual’s have been guilty of molesting over 90% of males…these pederast’s are “homosexual…as many admit it, upon interview once brought under control, by the authorities…in fact, I have known a few of these revolting, gay priests…they are vermin, and a few were not only admitted homosexual, they were busted for molestation!

  9. The mind of man cannot contemplate infinity.

    Of your beliefs, be afraid. Be very afraid.

    The “Creator” allows Muslims to brutally murder and Catholics to destructively molest children.

    “What fresh Hell awaits” – even the innocent?

  10. I would like to amend a statement I made in my last post…the “actual” time period “may” be a mystery, as divergent thinkers have questioned the age of the earth…and it is a mystery, for me as well…I don’t agonize over it, as I said, because God is the Author of all creation…whether it took 6 days or 6 billion…God was it’s author…and the catholic Church is not opposed to science and it’s contribution on answering this question, provided they acknowledge that God was the architect of “that” process…

    1. The Great Stanton wrote: “the catholic Church is not opposed to science and it’s contribution on answering this question, provided they acknowledge that God was the architect of “that” process…”

      If a scientist acknowledges that God was the architect of that process, then that scientist is a creationist. Most scientists do not acknowledge that there ever was any Creator. Their a priori assumption is that there was not a Creator.

  11. Speaking of Chardin, i just finished reading …The Life of Teilhard de Chardin by Speaight….The Catholic Church has a very “sound” position it takes on this matter, we have al been discussing, which is why I chuckle when reading some of these passionate post’s, though many are beautifully written and cogently presented…My personal belief is that this Earth is very ancient, far more ancient than 6,000 years…I also believe that whatever process was instituted and however long that took, ie- the formation of things developing over eons of time, this process would have been instituted by the Creator. Certainly, He could have created the world, universe and all life in 6 days, He could have done it in 6 seconds, if He chose too! It’s still a mystery, but if God did create the earth, in 6 days, as many literalist’s believe, GREAT! God can do that which He wills! Some theologians even subscribe to the belief that many passages and some events in Genesis, were written metaphorically, as civilizations from thousands of years ago, were unable to grasp or understand the idea of geologic time, ie- eras, time periods, radiometric dating, stratigraphy and plate tectonics…etc, etc, The time element when the Earth was created and all life, will remain a mystery, and for some a controversy…for me, it is neither…as I don’t believe a person will go to hell, if they don’t believe the cosmos earth and man, were made literally in six, 24 hour days, as some fundamentalist’s believe…but than again, I believe protestantism is HERESY, and those who subscribe to this bogus teaching, will have much more important things to worry about if they remain steeped in this heresy…if a person’s conscience is activated to reject the truths of the Catholic Church out of pride, or because they are afraid to lose family, friends and colleagues, than they may very well be judged differently when they die, as they were reasonably convinced in the error of protestantism, but out of spite and pride, they chose to reject the truths of the Catholic faith, those who die in a state of “invincible ignorance”, will obviously be judged differently, as they followed there conscience, the best way they knew how.. the most important thing any of us can do, is save our immortal soul…Mary Queen of Scots, while still in France, was approached by her confessor, before crossing the channel…he stated, “Madam, in this world we have two kinds of people,Catholic and heretic, that is all”…the most important thing any of us can do, is save our immortal soul…the holy sacrifice of the mass is more important than the sun…the sun helps to provide only temporal life here on earth…the holy sacrifice of the mass, provides man with eternal life in Heaven…

  12. Bettykath,

    Very interesting link. It’s the first time that I read about how someone actually came to the conclusion of the Earth being less than 7k years old.

    As the article concludes (due to more scientific evidence and omissions from his research), Ussher, and those claiming a 7k year old Earth, greatly misinterpreted the Bible. Ussher verification process and timeline of events omitted significant timelines of events in the Old Testament. But at least he tried ‘based on the info and his understanding of the Bible that he had in his day’?

  13. Dave, I don’t support the platform of Chardin theologically, he was sanctioned and censured by his Jesuit Superior and the Pope in Rome for disseminating heresy, as his teachings were nutty, to say the least, I read the “Divine Milieu” years ago and was not impressed, I much prefer to read the writings of Chesterton , or Ludwig Ott. Wouldn’t say that Chardin was in on the “hoax” of Piltdown man, because I don’t think he consciously trying to trick or pull the wool over the communities eyes, like some carnival barker…Chardin was a brilliant man, with a cogent mind, and should have pursued geology and paleontology full-time, as this seemed to be his true calling/vocation in life, he was a failed Priest, as evidenced by the controversy that swirled about him….sadly these very types are ripe for the devils seduction. That’s how “liberation theology” and other heresies emerge, when so-called great thinkers, need to find some new and potentially injurious way, to spend idle time, which could be used constructively cultivating a healthy hobby or praying the rosary. I was a little hard on you, by referring to you as a jw, or mormom…maybe you’re not, and have had no history with these cults, in any event, I apologize for any detraction…

  14. I read this contentious, but civil, thread and give thanks. Two years ago there would have been bile spewed by the power people here @ religious folks. DavidM endured the most vicious attaacks, and always remained dignified, just as he is now.

  15. The bible doesn’t say that earth is only 4-6,000 years old. Where did you get that idea professor??

  16. Pogo

    Stories such as my connection with my god is more true than yours, so, off with your head, give me your daughter, etc. Those stories.

  17. For anyone who is truly serious about the relationship between science and theology, I would recommend ignoring writers like Philip Johnson and his intelligent design brethren. As an alternative, I suggest the writings of Teilhard de Chardin, the late Jesuit scientist and theologian, and his notion of cosmic evolution.

    1. Mike Appleton wrote: “As an alternative, I suggest the writings of Teilhard de Chardin, the late Jesuit scientist and theologian, and his notion of cosmic evolution.”

      Hmmm, so now you want to censor what creationist literature is read? You do know, don’t you, that Teilhard de Chardin was involved in the Piltdown Man hoax. He was the one who found the lower canine tooth. Among scientists, Teilhard de Chardin is not viewed well at all.

  18. The mass is more important than the sun…the sun only supports temporal life …the mass supports eternal life…the single most important event that takes place in the universe is the holy sacrifice of the mass…

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