K-T Boundary Layer
Good day everyone!
I am such a busy beaver, sorry I didn’t get this out sooner in the week. I am preparing to give a talk on fossils this evening so I haven’t gotten around to my blog. But this is a part of what I will be speaking on; the K-T boundary layer. Enjoy…
“The Cretaceous-Tertiary (K-T) boundary marks what is known as a ‘mass extinction event.’ Fossils of many species are virtually absent in layers above the boundary. Not only do dinosaur fossils end at the K-T boundary, but also fossils of many plants and marine reptiles. The evolutionary timescale suggests the K-T boundary extinction occurred 65 million years ago due to an asteroid collision.
“Proponents of the asteroid hypothesis believe a layer of iridium at the K-T boundary came from the asteroid andspread all over the world. Evolutionary geologists believe the iridium came from space because they believe any iridium on earth should have sunk in our molten planet millions of years before the K-T layer was formed.
“There is, however, too much iridium to attribute to the asteroid. The dust from an asteroid impact would not spread very far. Volcanoes, on the other hand, produce iridium and do tend spread their dust clouds worldwide.
“So how do creation scientists explain the disappearance of dinosaurs from the fossil record above the Cretaceous layer? Global Flood geology explains the fossil layers in the geologic column. Many dinosaur footprints and body fossils are found in and below the Cretaceous layer. As the Flood waters rose, animals would have naturally sought higher ground. Footprints, often in patterns typical of uphill climbing,
memorialize many animals’ final efforts to flee the rising waters. Ultimately, even the larger dinosaurs were overwhelmed and buried.
|K-T Boundary Layer|
“Rock layers above the Cretaceous are consistent with findings expected in the waning half of the Flood year and the post-Flood time. Fossils there include mammals and birds as well as reptiles and amphibians. These mobile animals would have been the last ones overwhelmed and buried.
“And what of the iridium deposits? Since widespread volcanism would have been associated with the Flood, Flood geology also explains the iridium deposition and explains it better than the asteroid hypothesis does.
“The evidence is consistent with the biblical Flood model.The catastrophic cause of mass extinction of most of the dinosaur population was the global Flood (a little over 4,000 years ago). Those descended from the ones which got off the Ark eventually succumbed to the same sorts of pressures which cause extinction in animal populations today.”
Once again the physical evidence of our world supports scripture. Why is it so hard for people to see this!
Until next time, God bless and take care,