Last week, Edgar Nernberg made news for finding a fossil as he was excavating ground for a new house:
While that might be enough to generate a few headlines, there was a tremendous amount of press for this story because Hernberg is a Creationist. In other words, a man who believes the Earth is about 6,000 years old found a fossil that’s tens of millions of years old. Hilarious.
To his credit, though, Nernberg knew that he wasn’t capable of doing much with the fossil (and I wouldn’t be either), so he turned it over to paleontologist Darla Zelenitsky of the University of Calgary. Her team plans to clean up the fossils, analyze them, and put them on display.
Now look at how Creationist Ken Ham is spinning this whole story.
He’s arguing that a Creationist made an important scientific discovery — not ironically — as if the two are genuinely linked together: