The Genesis Flood and Ancient Earth Impacts

For this post, you're going to need your cogitating machines fully operational, because this material isn't very easy. It's down to Earth. Very. One of the deepest layers in the geologic column is the Cambrian, which has caused considerable consternation among Darwin's Cheerleaders because of the "explosion" of fossilized life forms, and they try to come up with explanations for this evolution-defying event.

Genesis Flood and Precambrian Earth Impacts
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Before the Cambrian layer is the Precambrian (yes, really). Not a whole passel of fossils there, but there are signs of meteorite impacts. There is some controversy about how many actually set themselves down, since one impact can effectively erase another if it's close enough, and the criteria are a mite too rigid. Evidence exists that there may have been many more impacts than are officially recorded. Michael Oard offers his hypothesis and evidence (65 footnotes) that Precambrian impacts had a major effect on the Genesis Flood.
Only 182 impacts have been ‘confirmed’ on the earth. This number may be very low for two reasons. First, numerous impact craters are observed on the moon and other inner solar system bodies. Second, terrestrial impacts have been significantly modified by erosion and the emplacement of lava flows and thick sedimentary cover. The large Vredefort and Sudbury impact structures illustrate the extent of this alteration. Based on this evidence, other impact features may be difficult to identify. Other factors hindering the confirmation of past impacts, especially in the Precambrian, include overly stringent requirements for impacts, thick Phanerozoic cover, and the fact that until recent decades few geologists have been looking for impacts. Indirect evidence for other impacts, especially during the Precambrian, include cratonic basins, other circular or arc-shaped features, impact spherule layers, and other subtle geological and geochemical features. Thousands of impacts may have occurred during the Precambrian. It is likely that many Precambrian sedimentary rocks are Flood deposits, such as black shale, quartz arenite, phosphate-rich rocks, or those with diagnostic fossil traces, such as raindrop imprints. This suggests that many Precambrian impacts occurred during the Flood. These may have contributed to the energy needed to start and sustain the Genesis Flood.
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