As he put it,
From Noah’s flood to my front yard, how much better can it get? What’s really interesting to me is we’re talking about the largest catastrophe known to man, the flood that engulfed the entire world,
The fossil finder, who goes by the handle of Wayne Propst was a diggin’ in his aunt’s yard, replacing the dirt with some better dirt when he spied the shell. Of course now, he weren’t no fossil expert, but he knew just who to get hold of to make sure this weren’t no evil scheme laid out by “Old Scratch” to deceive him. So, he sent off a photygraph to a “real” expert. (Or, at least one that claims he is.) A feller name of Joe Taylor.
Ol’ Joe’s got a collection of fossils in his Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum. Not only that, but Joe’s a writer on the subject. In his “Giants Against Evolution” book, he “proves” that mastodon bones don’t come from no mastodon. Thems the bones of the giants who used to walk the earth. Ya’ll know, the one’s mentioned in Genesis 6:4. In his “Fossil Facts & Fantasies” (Heavy on the fantasies.) he exposes the false claims made by evolutionists and the “truth” set forth in both the fossil record and the Bible.
Now, most of them pointy headed scientist fellers wouldn’t rule on a fossil unless they could examine the real thing, but that didn’t hinder ol’ Joe none. He knowed just by a lookin’ at the picture that it was the real thing, laid down back when Big Daddy was a givin’ the earth a bath. In fact, Joe was plumb impressed with the find.
I’ve never heard of anything about that from over there, I’m surprised he found it there.
That just made Wayne’s day. As he put it,
Now all I got to do is go in front of my aunt’s house and pick up something from back when it all began. I don’t even have to search anymore. Who else can say they have a front yard full of Noah’s dirt?
Jewish scholars place the flood in 2150 BCE, which must have come as quite a shock to a lot of already existing bronze and iron age civilizations in Egypt, Ireland, India, Greece, Peru, Ukraine, China and a lot of other places. Funny thing is, every one of them forgot to mention it happening during their time.
The other problem for creationists is that there is absolutely no credible physical evidence of a simultaneous world-wide flood, and there should be lots.
For a bit more info (albeit snarky) about the whole creation thingy, check out a pair of posts I published “The Theory of Evil-ution Vs The Myth-ology of Creationism (Pt 1)” and “The Theory of Evil-ution Vs The Myth-ology of Creationism (Pt 2)“. They’re a fun read if I do say so myself.
Of course, there was that snail shell. And, it was laid down when Texas was underwater. Thing is, Wayne and ol’ Joe only missed dating it by 65 million years. You see, back in the Cretaceous Period, Texas was covered by water. (That was when T-Rex and his smaller cousins were running the world.) In fact, as you can see from the map, North America was really three very large islands at the time, with a huge inland sea splitting them up. The whole state of Texas was home to sea critters.