Edgar Nernberg is an avid collector of fossils. The Calgary, Canada, resident is also, as Michael Platt at the Calgary Sun explains, "the greatest promoter of creationism in Alberta," using his fossil finds to try and prove his belief that God created the Earth about 6,000 years ago. Last week, alongside paleontologists from the University of Calgary, Nernberg unveiled rare fish fossils that scientists estimate are 60 million years old.
Has his discovery, while excavating a basement with a backhoe, changed Nernberg's views on geological history? “No, it hasn't changed my mind," he told the Sun. "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." You can watch a Reuters report about the impressive, irony-charged discovery below. Peter Weber
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