Dinosaur Extinction and Evolutionary Assumptions

A spell back, a reader of The Question Evolution Project on Fazebook messaged a link to us involving the dinosaur extinction impact theory with information on new fossil discoveries (several versions of the report are circulating). You know the basic story: 65 million Darwin years ago, a meteorite/asteroid/comet hit the earth and killed off the dinosaurs, but left other critters still alive.

Researchers think they found fossil evidence for the Chicxulub dinosaur-killer asteroid. Instead, what they found supports the global Genesis Flood.
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I didn't get back to that link for a while. What I did find was some of the usual arbitrary assertions that secularists make based on deep time and evolutionary presuppositions. They also tend to go with the prevailing view (an impact by a space object caused dinosaurs to push up daisies), but also ignore the flaws in this theory. For that matter, scientists are divided on what caused dinosaur extinction.

What I noticed right away is that scientists found catastrophic, rapid burial with lots of water involved. Really? Sounds like further evidence of the Genesis Flood to me. Unfortunately, the narrative drives the interpretation of evidence, and their worldview precludes an honest investigation of Flood geology. This is indeed unfortunate, since the Flood better explains what is found in geology far better than uniformitarian (slow and gradual processes over long periods of time) assumptions. What makes things worse for materialists is that evidence shows that everything was created far more recently than fit with their paradigms, and the Flood is arguably the best evidence for creation.

My analysis was not needed. Ken Ham and the staff writers wrote about this report, and also consulted geologist Dr. Andrew Snelling. From my own experiences dealing with evoporn (it makes atheists and evolutionists feel good, but has no actual scientific value), we need to think critically, ask questions, do some research, have healthy skepticism — and maintain a good working knowledge of biblical creation science.
The news has been buzzing recently with headlines such as this one from New Scientist, “Incredible fossil find may be first victims of dino-killer asteroid.” These headlines are announcing the discovery and analysis of a fossil deposit in America that is interpreted as “an unprecedented record of the mass extinction event that wiped out most of the dinosaurs 66 million years ago.”

The article about this North Dakota find goes on to state, “The fossils appear to be animals that were killed within minutes of an asteroid striking Earth, in a flood triggered by the shattering impact.” The asteroid impact mentioned is, of course, the impact at the Chicxulub crater on the Yucat√°n Peninsula in Mexico, thousands of miles from North Dakota. . . .

Such an impact would’ve caused earthquakes and flooding, and this site, in the evolutionary interpretation, appears to preserve part of that catastrophe, as a flash flood of fossils and tiny pieces of natural glass (called tektites) formed from meteorite impacts are also found.
To read the rest, click on "First Victims of Dino-Killer Asteroid Found Buried?" Tomorrow's post has a similar theme and the "mountains of evidence" for evolution in the fossil record.