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Whoops! A Creationist Museum Supporter Stumbled Upon a Major Fossil Find


Science & Tech  (tags: creationism, ignorance, fossils, confirmation bias )

Freya
- 1385 days ago - washingtonpost.com
Canadian Edgar Nernberg isn't into the whole evolution thing. In fact, he's on the board of directors of Big ValleyâEUR(TM)s Creation Science Museum, a place meant to rival local scientific institutions.



   

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Animae C (507)
Friday June 5, 2015, 6:49 am
He just doesn't believe they're that old. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
*sigh*
 

Kathleen M (210)
Friday June 5, 2015, 7:35 am
Shared and noted. Thanks, Freya! A mind like a steel trap; nothing gets in, nothing gets out.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Friday June 5, 2015, 9:02 am
this doesn't mean jack freya. the believer will tell you that the creator deals card on the quantum level. his world is sub-atomic. he can create a rock right now in this instant that if scientists check it it will read that is was formed 5 billion years ago. doubters will always doubt. the ones without faith will believe their eyes. but believers know better. it's all a trick of light. a game. our faith will not be shaken by tricks of light. or any kind of trick. the above headline don't mean jack. it's just a trick.
 

Justin Vale (13)
Friday June 5, 2015, 9:16 am
this site used to be filled with believers of all faiths. now it seems i'm the only one left. i know there are more, but they're quiet. drowned out by the polarizers, haters, heathen, apostates petition posters and atheists. some of them have grouped together in a gargantuan effort to get me banned. that led them to a gargantuan disappointment and a piece of humble pie. God fearing Americans are still allowed on this site.
 

pam w (139)
Friday June 5, 2015, 12:52 pm
His mind is made up....don't confuse him with FACTS! Myths and magic are MUCH more fun, especially if you believe you can influence that big sky god so he'll do something nice for you, or appreciate your loyalty.

Right.
 

Athena F (131)
Friday June 5, 2015, 1:33 pm
You say "heathen" right along with "haters", like it's a bad thing. Bigoted much? Heathen is a derogatory term and shows your fear. Don't let fear ride you. It will destroy you and destroy us all if we allow it to.

Doesn't God say to forgive, to love? Yeaaahhh.. as soon as you start saying "us" and "them", you're the one who needs to soul-search, 'cause guess who's part of the problem? Don't point the finger when you're doing the exact same thing you profess to hate. It's.. ridiculous. Love ALL the people. Change your language. Change your heart.

Also, God-fearing? Why does fear always show up when people feel they have to make their point? Let me ask you something. If God is mostly good, do you think he/she/they/it would prefer people to go around saying they are loving? Or terrifying? Maybe they had some bad days and you know, caused some floods, caused some wars, but really who wants to be reminded constantly of their outbursts? I mean.. hey.. it seemed like the only solution at the time. When you go to the family reunion, would you rather feast and be merry with loved ones? Or would you rather have Uncle Bob remind you of that one time ten years ago that you got drunk and broke the kitchen table and then asked everyone to loan you money?

Or to put it another way.. if God is our father or our mother, so to speak.. do most moms and dads prefer to be known as good people trying to protect and care for their progeny? Or scary evil horrifying people ready to kill any child who colors outside the lines? Do moms and dads often relish walking in on a conversation between their child and the child's friends, where they are telling them what horrible people mom and dad are? Or would it put a smile on mom and dad's faces to walk in on them telling someone that their parent does a good job and is a good person?

I will never understand why people who profess to be "good Christians", "God-fearing individuals", do this. If they disagree with someone, they leap to the fire and brimstone. You will burn in hell you pagan heathen hater! Really? WHO is the hater again? Gleefully taunting people that they should expect death and brimstone to rain down on them, while only the "good" people are saved in the rapture.. you know.. if they don't believe exactly what you believe.. is probably not the most godlike behaviour, unless you believe your god is a total jerk. If that's the case, why would you think anyone would want to join you? I don't serve jerks, sorry if you do. Good luck with that.

 

Alvin King (2)
Friday June 5, 2015, 2:42 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday June 5, 2015, 3:04 pm
Noted. Thanks, Freya.
This made me laugh. Poor guy can't keep two thoughts in his head at the same time. Very neat find, though!
And, I heartily agree with the comments made by A.F. above.
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 5, 2015, 4:32 pm
Thanks Freya.
 

Gloria H (88)
Friday June 5, 2015, 5:12 pm
creationist museum must also rival that of Ripley's believe It Or Not Museum. A dead fish usually stinks after a few days. Looks like the fish is older than a few days. Maybe it's only a year old?

If God created the world in 7 days, did he create fish on Friday so Catholics could have something for dinner? Worth pondering over a few beers.
 

Julie W (33)
Friday June 5, 2015, 5:43 pm
Justin: " he can create a rock right now in this instant that if scientists check it it will read that is was formed 5 billion years ago." Magic! How do you know this? Has it ever happened?

I shouldn't really encourage your ravings, but couldn't resist!
 

pam w (139)
Friday June 5, 2015, 6:04 pm
Magic prayers and rituals can accomplish anything. Right? Ask anyone who slaughters animals for Allah or Santeria. Ask priests who sprinkle holy water on people. Oh, and don't forget dunking babies into fonts. Did you notice all the poor Nepalese, praying fervently to a pantheon of gods who apparently sent two GINORMOUS earthquakes to kill a thousand people and devastate their economy? \

Sure. Lots of efficacy there.

Magic rocks shouldn't be a problem at ALL, Julie!
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Friday June 5, 2015, 7:36 pm
Noted. Credit his ignorance to his religion.
 

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Friday June 5, 2015, 8:59 pm
Just no figuring some people. Thank you
 

Maureen C (4)
Friday June 5, 2015, 10:57 pm
I do enjoy the irony of a Creationist discovering fossils that are older than the Earth!
 

Winn A (179)
Saturday June 6, 2015, 7:22 am
:-) Noted
 

Julie W (33)
Monday June 8, 2015, 11:54 pm
Maureen, I don't think it is possible for a fossil to be actually OLDER than the earth!
 
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