Get ready for a great lesson in creation science from the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. Their new post is titled Did an Asteroid Impact Kill the Dinosaurs?, written by Brian Thomas. He’s described at the end of his articles as “Science Writer at the Institute for Creation Research.” This is ICR’s biographical information on him. Here are some excerpts from his fascinating article, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
During a recent visit to a church, I told a group of children how and why Noah’s Flood fossilized the dinosaurs. [Hee hee!] A boy told me he saw a documentary that said an asteroid impact killed the dinosaurs. Did an impact or the Flood kill them?
Wow — this is an important question. For those who care about the materialist, scientific answer, Wikipedia has an article on the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event, but lets stay with Brian. He says:
Three science clues help answer this question. One clue is frogs. An impact powerful enough to demolish thick-skinned, tough, monstrous dinosaurs all over the world surely would have erased thin-skinned amphibians first.
Yeah — why didn’t the frogs go extinct? Here’s Brian’s next clue:
Next, where is the impact crater? An impact large enough to wipe out all the world’s dinosaurs should have left a huge, round pit. Most scientists who study this think a region beneath the southern Gulf of Mexico and northern Yucatan Peninsula represents the impact site. However, others disagree for good reasons.
Brian gives us those good reasons:
For one thing, the underground feature at that site is not round. Plus, an impact with worldwide destructive force would have melted rocks, but the site has very little melted rock. The rocks down there don’t need an impact to explain them. Magma that rose from the depths could have made the rocks the way we see them today. Why should we believe an impact killed the dinosaurs if we can’t find a crater that fills the bill?
For those who care about how scientific fools see the matter, here’s Wikipedia’s article on the Chicxulub crater. Brian continues:
The size and shape of rock layers give us a third clue that the Genesis Flood, not an asteroid impact, best explains the dinosaur fossils they contain. Each of these rock layers can cover thousands of square miles! A single layer can cover several states. … How could an impact way down in Mexico deposit this thick layer so far away? An impact should make a wedge-shaped layer, with mud thinning out from the crater. But actual dinosaur layers keep the same thickness for hundreds of miles. Noah’s Flood could do that.
This is great stuff! Let’s read on:
The Bible says that surging Flood waters took months to cover the whole globe. Sure enough, dinosaurs got buried in mud on every continent. And this Flood happened about 4,500 years ago, not 66 million years ago. [Hee hee!] Science supports this, too.
We’ll skip the creationist clunkers that Brian uses to support that claim and get right to the end:
Did an asteroid impact kill the dinosaurs millions of years ago? No way. Noah’s recent Flood formed dinosaur fossils fast all over the world.
So there you are, dear reader. It was the Flood that killed the dinosaurs 4,500 years ago. Now you know The Truth™.
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