Rejecting the Dinosaur Extinction Consensus

While the prevailing view is that a big rock from space smashed into Earth, causing dinosaur extinction and the rise of the mammals, it was never accepted by all secular scientists in those fields. There are reasons to doubt that it happened.

For a spell there, volcanoes were thought to play a big part in dinosaur extinction. It was suggested that an asteroid hit and then volcanic activity took over. Volcanoes were put on the back burner (heh!), but now someone wants to bring them back.

The view that an asteroid impact at Yucatán caused dinosaur extinction is being reconsidered. Volcanic activity was also involved, which fits creation science views.
Yucatán asteroid impact illustration, WikiComm / Donald E. Davis (NASA, public domain)
Evolutionists have not been honest about the facts. Even in their scheme, dinosaurs coexisted with birds and mammals — which causes serious problems for them to promptly ignore. (Also, the possibility of one or more asteroid strikes at the time of the Genesis Flood has been proposed by some biblical creationists, and volcanic activity is also involved!) Secular scientists thought that the impact caused the volcanism, but now it is being suggested that volcanism was underway when the big rock smack finished off the dinosaurs. This does not deal with existing unanswered questions from their camp.
What Killed Dinosaurs and Other Life on Earth? (Dartmouth University, 12 Sept 2022). If you thought the consensus was settled about an asteroid killing the dinosaurs, Brenhin Keller at Dartmouth begs to differ. A large igneous province in India, called the Deccan Traps, lines up with the extinction. Volcanoes, he argues, not only wiped out dinosaurs but caused other mass extinctions before that.

To read about this and some other extinct critters that make Darwin sad, click on "Dino Death Flip-Flop."