Friday, May 29, 2015

Does Finding a Fossil Change the Mind of a Creationist?

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."

Read more here: Alberta creationist discovers rare fish fossils in basement dig

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