Creationist digs up 60million-year-old fossil, says it doesn't change his mind about evolution

If you ever needed proof that the Lord works in mysterious ways, this is it: a school of fossilised fish thought to be 60 million years old has been dug up by a committed creationist.

Edgar Nernberg works for a construction company, but in his spare time he sits on the board of directors at the Big Valley Creationist Museum in Calgary in Canada, where he lobbies for the inclusion of creationism in Alberta’s school curriculum.

Nernberg made the rare discovery while excavating a new basement on a development site.

The five fish have been described as very important for understanding evolutionary history by palaeontologist Darla Zelenitsky.

But Nernberg isn't buying it. An avid fossil collector, he sees the fish as evidence that the Earth is only 6,000 years old. He was quoted in the Calgary Sun as saying:

We all have the same evidence, and it’s just a matter of how you interpret it... There’s no dates stamped on these things.

According to the University of Calgary the fish, each about the size of an iPhone, lived in the era just after the dinosaurs were wiped out and other species were able to thrive. It's rare to find perfectly preserved fossils - let alone five of them.

Either way, the scientific community is grateful for the find. If God is up there he has a wicked sense of humour.

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