Surprising Companions in the Ice Age?

Readers have seen many times here that secular scientists face a number of serious problems with the Ice Age. They offer ideas that sound like they were made up on the spot, such as numerous ice ages occurring, but there is no evidence because each one destroys evidence of the last one. Sure, you betcha!

Another difficulty is that they cannot propose a plausible model of how any ice ages formed in the first place. Add to this the fact that disharmonious associations exist. That is, fossils of creatures from diverse climates were discovered that should have never met. We have a pair of articles on these and related subjects to consider.

Secular scientists have trouble explaining happenings of the Ice Age: animals from different climates in the same areas, and later mass extinctions.
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I am once again asking people to remember that the word fossil is used in a variety of ways. Most of the time, the word is used to indicate that things are permineralized (turned to stone). However, Ice Age fossils rarely show that characteristic.

The "disharmonious" part sounds a bit like dwarves and elves forming an alliance to fight the armies of Mordor, but it simply means these critters migrated and were found in the same area. But camels and woolly mammoths? Hippos and mammoths? Secularists have proposed several ideas (including interglacial travel of inhabitants), but since these explanations are riddles wrapped in the enigma of deep-time presuppositions, they simply do not work.

"So how do creationists explain this, Cowboy Bob?"

I have read a huge number of articles and seen many videos, but this was new to me. Anyway, creation scientists have models of the Genesis Flood that explain many things. Short form (since this is explained elsewhere, such as at "Heated Controversy on the Ice Age" and the related links), there was tremendous volcanic activity during the Flood, the oceans were warmer, and these factors combined to cause the Ice Age. It may come as a shock, but the Ice Age was not dreadfully cold the entire time. The featured article explains in better detail:
The period of the Ice Age, called the Pleistocene, presents many puzzles for secular scientists, in addition to the overriding mystery of how the Ice Age itself came about. One of these additional mysteries concerns the strange mix of plants and animals that lived during the Ice Age. Plants and animals from widely different climates or environments are found together in Ice Age deposits. These are called ‘disharmonious associations’ (DAs).

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In Florida during the Ice Age, present-day subtropical animals coexisted with tropical and temperate western grassland species. Very few tropical mammals live in Florida today. In Alaska, badgers, black-footed ferrets, ground sloths, camels. . . that prefer temperate climates are found in association with woolly mammoths and other cold-tolerant animals. The same pattern holds in Siberia.

If secular scientists can offer conjectures and models, so can creationists. See if you agree that this creation model is more plausible than secular models. To do so, see "A strange mix of plants and animals during the Ice Age". Be sure to come back for the next article on a closely-related subject.

As we have seen many times, uniformitarian geologists have a great deal of trouble explaining their ideas about ice ages. The post-Flood Ice Age (there can be only one, Connor) explains many things that elude secular scientists locked into deep time beliefs. In addition to the disharmonious associations discussed in the article linked above, a large number of extinctions occurred at the end of the Ice Age. Secularists disagree about why, but again, the mass extinctions are explained by the Ice Age that occurred at the end of the Flood.

The post-Flood rapid Ice Age was quite different from the multiple ice ages that uniformitarian scientists propose. An Ice Age after the Flood is a logical conclusion from the unique climate conditions that existed immediately after the Genesis Flood. 
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The post-Flood rapid Ice Age was quite different from the multiple ice ages that uniformitarian scientists propose. An Ice Age after the Flood is a logical conclusion from the unique climate conditions that existed immediately after the Genesis Flood. 
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It also answers another Ice Age mystery, among many others for uniformitarians. Namely, why there was a mass extinction at the end of the Ice Age. 
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Some 97 species of birds in the world also went extinct at the end of the Ice Age. Many of these were types, e.g. scavengers, significantly dependent on the existence of the large Ice Age mammals.

You can read the rest by skating over to "Over-kill, over-chill, or over-ill? (Why a mass extinction at the end of the Ice Age?)"

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