Authors Answer Looking for New Member

We have had our first retirement from Authors Answer today. I want to thank Amy Morris-Jones for her participation and lots of great answers.

What this means is that now we have an opening.  Just one opening. If you’re interested, please go to the About page and send me an email through the form there. I’d like to say that the first person to send me an email will be the new member, but I’ll make this a competition. So, if you’re really interested, tell me briefly why you want to join Authors Answers in your email. Also mention what you write, published or unpublished. But you only have about 24 hours, 36 at most. I’ll make the decision in about 36 hours and contact the winner.

If you are the successful applicant, I will ask you to write a brief bio and send you June’s questions. If you can get them answered soon, you will be included in the June Authors Answer.

So, is this something you’d like to do? Then let me know!

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Creationist Discovered 60 Million Year Old Fish Fossils

This comes straight from my home province of Alberta in Canada. It probably has the highest number of Creationists in Canada, as it’s the most conservative province, at least religiously.

A Creationist from Calgary was digging in a basement when he found what is probably a completely new species of fish dating back to 60 million years ago. This is a problem. According to him, they’re only 4,500 years old. How does he know? Noah’s flood.  He’s sure they were deposited there by the flood. This guy actually helped build the Big Valley Creation Science Museum.  Creation Science. Something that contains not one bit of science.

He’s also interested in having Alberta schools teach Creationism. He hasn’t directly asked the government, though. I have a problem with that. Creationism is religion. Public schools are secular. If anyone thinks that Creationism should be taught in science classes as an alternative to evolution, they are completely wrong about what science is. I would have a big issue if a science or biology teacher started teaching Creationism in class.

But back to this discovery. This dates back to 60 million years ago, which is extremely significant. This was only a few million years after the K-T mass extinction, which wiped out non-avian dinosaurs and most other species. These fish lived in a time when life was recovering from the devastation of the extinction and asteroid impact. We know it’s this old because of several methods of dating, which all agree with each other (fossil record, palynostratigraphic, and magnetostratigraphic).

It’s not 4,500 years old. At that time, Mesopotamia and Egypt both had civilisations uninterrupted by a giant flood.  It didn’t happen. So, how can a great flood wipe out everything but a small group of humans and the animals of the Ark, yet the civilisations continued on without even acknowledging this flood? Sounds fishy.  Oh yeah, Egypt started building pyramids around that time. He says that he has come to “accept the fact that we all have different opinions.” Too bad evolution and science are not opinions. They don’t care what people believe. They just are.