Episode 54 — Immense impacts or big belches?
Was dinosaur extinction a result of a massive impact by an asteroid? Support for this comes from what has been interpreted as a massive impact crater (called Chicxulub) in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula plus an iridium rich layer in the geologic record between the Cretaceous and Tertiary rock layers. It may be better to understand these and other geologic features to be the result of "big belches" of basalt—flood basalts. That interpretation fits nicely with the Bible's account of Noah's Flood and the associated massive catastrophism.
Main articleFrom Creation magazine 28(2) Immense impacts or big belches?
- Dino-impact theory takes a hit
- Is the demise of the dinosaurs by a Yucatán impact a myth?
- Did a meteor wipe out the dinosaurs? What about the iridium layer?
- Dinosaurs Q&A page
- Continental Flood Basalts Indicate a pre-Mesozoic Flood/ post-Flood Boundary