We have previously discussed the increasing difficulty faced by creationists who believe that the earth is just a few thousand years old or that dinosaurs walked at the same time as humans. However, Wayne Propst insists that he has proof and he had to walk no further than his front year. The creationist in Tyler, Texas insists that he has found fossils from Noah’s Ark buried in his yard. “From Noah’s flood to my front yard, how much better can it get?” Not much, Propst, not much.
The article says that Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collection James Sagebiel identified the snail fossils as 35-40 million years old. That would not seem to purport with the creationist timeline. Having the Ark contents end up in Tyler Texas would also seem a bit off Noah’s navigational map.
Nevertheless, the curator and director of Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum Joe Taylor in Crosbyton, Texas supported Propst. The museum supports creationist theories and Taylor is quoted as saying that evolution is just an “old-fashioned theory.”
It is still not clear why such fossils would necessarily mean that they came from Noah’s ark but that is only a number of curious elements to the story. A check with the museum site and local stories appears to show that this is not a hoax story.
Of course, as we previously discussed, he would not be the first creationist to find fossils that would seem to challenge rather than support his theories.
Though, the collections manager of Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collection James Sagebiel said that the fossils are 35-40 million years old.
Other researchers said that the purported flood occurred in the Middle East, and there is no scientific evidence that the flood covered the entire earth. Taylor believes that among other animals Noah took dinosaurs on his ark, but researchers believe that this would be impossible.