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The Story Behind the London Hammer, a Mysterious Texas Artifact

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Found in London, Texas, in 1936, the London Hammer has become a huge part of history in a surprising way.

Found by Max Hahn and his wife near London in 1936, the couple spotted an odd rock with what appeared to be wood and rock combined. It wasn’t until 10 years later that Max’s son, also named Max, broke open the entire rock and found an entire hammer head headed inside.

While it may not seem like a very special discovery, it could change the face of conventional history as we know it. If the man-made tool is old enough to be encased almost entirely in rock, then the timeline of human development is entirely wrong.

Carl Baugh, a prominent Creationist theologian and lifelong Texan, believes that the hammer points to the key Creationist belief that the universe and life within it originated from acts of divine creation, believing wholly in the book of Genesis. By using this framework as the foundation for the beginning of life on Earth, it then would make sense that humans and dinosaurs lived during the same time period, which is a point of contention between scientists and creationists.

So what does the London hammer have to do with that idea? Well, it would take an awful long time for a hammer to become entirely covered with rock. Baugh himself believes that the hammer is proof of his belief that a pre-flood earth encouraged the growth of giants, of which the hammer could have belonged.

What do you think?