Canadian creationist finds fish fossils

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Canadian creationist Edgar Nernberg working on a home construction site for Keystone Excavating in Evanston, Calgary uncovered five remarkably preserved fossils of a type of "bony tongue" fish.


  • Article titles in italic indicate story appeared in print edition.



  • Jun 15. Guardian Weekly. London, England. Creationist's fossil will need two plaques by Amanda Holpuch. p. 44.
  • Jun 3. Toronto Star. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Letter to the editor. Creationist's view prediluvial by Hermann Helmuth. p. A14.
  • Jun 1. The Telegram. St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Cheers & Jeers. p. A6.


  • May 31. Guardian Weekly. London, England. Creationist hopes his fossil find will get two plaques – one fitting his world view by Amanda Holpuch.
    "If a Canadian museum decides to exhibit a recent fossil discovery, the man who found it, Edgar Nernberg, hopes it will be displayed with two plaques. One would contain local paleontologists’ explanation, that the fossil is around 60 million years old. The other would explain Nernberg’s view that his find is from the past 6,000 years, after the world began."
  • May 31. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Las Vegas, Nevada. Creation scientist discovers 60-million-year-old fish fossil by Rahel Feltman. p. 11A.
  • May 31. Daily Herald. Everett, Washington. Creationist stumbles upon major fossil find via Washington Post. p. A2.
  • May 30. Santa Fe New Mexican. Santa Fe, New Mexico. Creationist stumbles upon a fossil find Fossil: Scientists grateful for discovery by Rachel Feltman. pp. A1, A4.
    Canadian Edgar Nernberg isn’t into the whole evolution thing. In fact, he’s on the board of directors of Big Valley’s Creation Science Museum, a place meant to rival local scientific institutions.
  • May 30. Houston Chronicle. Houston, Texas. Creationist museum supporter makes major fossil find, but he has bone to pick by Rahel Feltman. p. A2.
    “Most people would have overlooked these. When these were uncovered, Edgar right away recognized them,” Darla Zelenitsky, paleontologist and assistant professor of geoscience at the University of Calgary, told the Sun. “He’s apparently interested in fossils, and that’s probably how he saw them. An ordinary person might have just seen blobs in the rock.”
  • May 30. i (The Independent). London, England. Creationist unmoved after finding fossil by Bamber Gascoigne. p. 3.
  • May 30. Calgary Herald. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Creationism flawed by Bruce Chrumka. Letter to the editor. p. A24.
  • May 29. Edmonton Journal. Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Creationist finds ancient fossils via The Canadian Press. p. A13.
  • May 29. Toronto Star. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Creationist uncovers 60-million-year-old fossils via The Canadian Press. p. A8.
  • May 29. Times Colonist. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Incredible fossil finds Here’s a fish story for the ages: Calgary creationist finds fossils via The Canadian Press. p. B7.
  • May 29. Vancouver Sun. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Creationist unearths rare fossil by Chris Purdy. p. B3.
  • May 29. Leader-Post. Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Fossils date from Biblical flood: finder by Chris Purdy. p. D8.
  • May 29. Windsor Star. Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Creationist finds fossil while digging Calgary basement by Chris Purdy. p. D1.
  • May 29. Saskatoon StarPhoenix. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Finder says fossils date from Biblical flood by Chris Purdy, p. A11.
  • May 29. The Telegram. St John's, Newfoundland, Canada. How Old Are Those Fish?. p. 1.
  • May 29. Daily Courier. Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils digging basement in Alberta via The Canadian Press. p. A6.
  • May 29. Medicine Hat News. Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Ancient fish discovery made by Calgary creationist via Canadian Press. p. A6.
  • May 29. National Post. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Creationist finds fossils while digging basement : remains a skeptic by Chris Purdy. p. A6.
  • May 29. Nanaimo Daily News. Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, Canada. Creationist finds fossils while digging basement. p. A7.
  • May 28. Calgary Sun. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Fish : Rich source of irony. Leading creationist discovers treasure trove of fossils by Michael Platt. p. 7.
  • May 28. Calgary Herald. Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Fish fossils found in Calgary 'really significant' by Erin Sylvester. p. A2.

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