A Texas man believes he found fossils from Noah’s flood in his aunt’s front yard. Wayne Propst believes he uncovered proof of biblical history, and he wants the world to know. Wayne says he was helping his aunt lay dirt in her home in Tyler when he stumbled across the snail fossils. He believes the fossils are evidence of the times when Noah built an ark and preserved in twos every living creature before a worldwide flood consumed everything else.
The Huffington Post reports Wayne’s unusual theory is supported by Joe Taylor, director and curator of the anti-science Mt Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, Texas. Taylor viewed photos he received from Wayne and agrees that the fossils are from the time of the famous flood.
As of the time of this report, Taylor has not physically examined the fossils. However, he told reporters the fossils could be from Noah’s flood.
Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum opened its doors in 1998 with the sole purpose of “digging up the facts of God’s creation, one fossil at a time.” Taylor believes fossils are not a million years old, but date back only a few thousand years. He also rejects all scientific interpretations of creation, hailing the Bible as the one and only explanation of how the universe was created.
The warehouse-sized museum houses a wide variety of cast replicas and fossilized skeletons. The museum continues to spark interest as the debate between creationism and evolution remains heated.
Although Propst and Taylor are convinced, James Sagebiel, collections manager at the Texas Vertebrate Paleontology Collections, said the fossils are not from Noah’s flood.
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Sagebiel said the fossils are actually millions of years old, which contradicts claims that they originated during Biblical times.
“The rocks there are about 35-40 million years old and these little turret snails are commonly found in marine rocks of that age, it’s not unusual… “
James Sagebiel also pointed out that Tyler, Texas, would have been along a coastline when the snails were alive.
Scientists have long questioned whether the world was ever consumed by a great flood and whether Noah’s ark did, or even could have, existed.
As reported by LiveScience, there are numerous arguments against the existence of Noah’s ark. In most cases, it is a matter of logistics.
Some scientists have argued that if the ark had contained a pair of all the world’s living creatures, it would have included dinosaurs. The brachiosaurus alone weighed an estimated 50 tons and was an estimated 85 feet (26 meters) in length.
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They have also questioned how penguins from Antarctica or koalas from Australia would have migrated to an ark — that was purportedly located in the Middle East.
Researchers have further argued that it was impossible for Noah, his wife, three sons, and their wives to feed and control a menagerie of animals — especially when carnivores were living in close quarters with herbivores.
Underwater archeologist, Robert Ballard, however, believes the flood really was inspired by real events. In an interview with ABC News, Ballard revealed things he discovered after probing the innermost depths of the Black Sea in pursuit of traces of ancient civilizations.
Ballard and his team found a specifically interesting shipwreck the black sea, which “was well preserved in all its wood and looked like a lumber yard.” The scientist believes the crew went down with the ship, as his team also discovered human bones among the wreckage.
The shipwreck was in superb condition because the Black Sea lacks oxygen. Therefore, the decaying process is significantly slowed.
Ballard said the oldest shipwreck he and his team discovered dated back to 500 B.C, which was before Noah’s flood. He believes that it is only a matter of time before he finds something much older “because the deep sea is the largest museum on earth.”
It is unclear whether the Texas fossils were from Noah’s flood. However, Wayne Propst is convinced he uncovered proof of biblical history
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