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Well hello everyone!
How have you all been? I always pray and will continue to pray for your health and safety. I am doing a little better this week, not quite so short of breath. So it looks like I am not facing extinction just yet, lol!
To continue with last week’s topic of the Ice Age; how did the Mega fauna (Mammoths, wooly rhinos, giant beavers etc) die out? Let’s take a look…
Mega fauna extinction—Only biblical understanding can explain the evidence found about the Ice Age mammoths. The end of the Ice Age melting and flooding brought about a permanent climate change. A vast cold and frozen desert in the north could easily been brought on by a flood of cold fresh water surging into the arctic ocean from the breakage of dams holding melted glacial waters. This would have resulted in the rapid formation of ice on the surface of the salt water thus cutting off the evaporation of the warmer ocean waters near the northern lands.
Mammoths (and other animals) appear to have been in the habit of migrating north to coastal regions near the Arctic Ocean during cold weather (where in the past, warm oceans would have kept the nearby lands warm as well). However with the sea frozen over, they moved in the wrong direction, into even colder weather.
So, as you can see, the reason for the ice age dilemmas is because secular scientists assumed the Ice Age climate to be much colder than present-day climates. However, the evidence from the Ice Age fossils instead implies an equable climate with mild winters and cool summers. And if the hypothesis of multiple interglacials (such as multiple ice ages demand) were true, animals such as reindeer, woolly rhinoceroses, and woolly mammoths would be able to recolonize previously glaciated territory. Therewould be evidence of this by their bones being abundant in the ‘interglacial’ areas. But what do we find? Their bones are rare and are found mainly at the periphery of ice sheets and in non-glaciated areas. The evidence of ice age animal and plant fossils, points to a single ice age.
Disharmonious associations—Ice Age fossils contain a strange mix of animals, not be expected to coexist—have been found in the same areas. Cold adapted animal remains are found much farthersouth than expected, at the same time (deposits) of warmth adapted animal fossils are found much farther north than any would survive today. Yet, the fossil record shows they thrived in the Ice Age environment. These associations (fossils found in the same strata, in proximity to each other) are common—the rule not the exception. And they are found over all of the Northern
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It is evident there must have been cooler summers for the reindeer, musk-ox, mammoths etc, and warmer winters for the hippopotamus and others (including plants) that today only inhabit tropical regions of the world. However, as the climate dried and cooled, animals would have moved north to the coastal regions where it was warmer in the winter and free of ice. The Arctic coast was warmer because the ocean had not yet frozen over (saltwater is difficult to freeze). Such areas include the lowlands of Alaska and Siberia and areas just east of the Rocky Mountains in North America. Warm air from the Pacific Ocean overrode the mountains descending as mild Chinook winds keeping such areas unglaciated at this time (called the ice-free corridor). The warm Arctic and North Pacific Oceans would also have kept most of Siberia and Alaska unglaciated as well. It was warm enough in the lowlands of Siberia and Alaska and the ice-free corridor to allow animals tomigrate into the Americas during the early and middle part of the Ice Age. And these lowlands would have been comprised of an abundance of vegetation and water.
I remember being in junior high school asking my teacher where all the snow came from. She never gave me an answer that I was satisfied with. When I read about what I have written above I was so excited because I could recognize the truth. Finally after many decades, I have an answer to my question!
So what is a wet desert? Find out next week!
Until then, God bless and take care,
http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/fit/explanations-disharmonious-associations http://www.answersingenesis.org/articles/fit/extinction-woolly-mammoth http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2IT848_nS8&feature=relmfu