Texas Man Claims to Find Fossil from Noah’s Flood (Have I Mentioned He’s from Texas?)

Wayne Propst has made the greatest discovery of all time.

He found fossils that come directly from the Great Flood — 4,500 years ago. You know, the one that Noah built his ark for.

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“From Noah’s flood to my front yard, how much better can it get,” Wayne Propst said.

A few reactions come to mind:

— There was no Great Flood. Ever. (You’re right.)
— Who the hell confirmed this? (We’ll get to that.)
— This happened in Texas, didn’t it? (Of course.)
— Why is this news? (See previous question.)

The reason Propst is so certain about his find is because he sent the fossils to self-proclaimed fossil expert Joe Taylor. Taylor is the director and curator of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum, an evolution-denying “museum” that thinks everything in the fossil record is no more than a few thousand years old.

It’s not shocking that he “confirmed” the fossil find as coming from the Great Flood. It would have been more surprising if he said the opposite.

As the saying goes, “To a worm in horseradish, the world is horseradish.”

My favorite part about this story comes from a local news station that ended its report with this line:

For the record, we have not independently verified if the rocks are in fact historic.

No shit.

Let me save you time and trouble. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about this rock. There’s nothing particularly remarkable about Propst, either. This story basically boils down to “Local Man Doesn’t Understand Science.”

But given what the state’s Board of Education may soon look like, I’m sure this fossil will quickly find its way into the all the relevant high school textbooks.

(Thanks to Kelsey for the link)

About Hemant Mehta

Hemant Mehta is the editor of Friendly Atheist, appears on the Atheist Voice channel on YouTube, and co-hosts the uniquely-named Friendly Atheist Podcast. You can read much more about him here.


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