Thursday, March 04, 2010

Asteroid Killed The Dinosaurs

A giant asteroid smashing into Earth is the only plausible explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs.

A panel of 41 scientists reviewed 20 years' worth of research to try to confirm the cause of the Cretaceous-Tertiary (KT) extinction. The new study found that a 15-kilometre (9 miles) wide asteroid slamming into Earth at Chicxulub in what is now Mexico was the culprit.

Geological records show the event that triggered the dinosaurs' demise rapidly destroyed marine and land ecosystems and the asteroid hit is the only plausible explanation for this.

6 comments:

Bria said...

I don't have time to debate with you all day, but I simply had to make a point for you to ponder. Wouldn't rapid change in the atmosphere you lived in effect longevity of life? After the flood, the earth's canopy was lifted and that meant protection from the sun, diseases, rain, etc. are absent.

To better put my point... When the canopy was present-

"The atmospheric pressure would be much greater than it is now, perhaps several times as great, for the weight of the water would be added to the weight of the air.

The air would be more dense, as the weight of the waters above would compress the atmosphere.

There would be no wind, or very little wind, except perhaps at the zone between light and darkness as the earth rotated, and consequently not dust particles in the air on which the moisture could condense, thus no rain.

The watering of the ground would be by mist, or dew, or from the ground itself by capillary action.

There would be very little radiation coming into the earth, thus less illness, and longer life."

link http://bible.org/seriespage/flood-genesis-69-822

Corey said...

First, Bria, I noticed that you deleted my comment on the genes decide your color eye. Why did you do that?

Second, the vapor caopy would make the environment on earth highly unfavourable to life as temperature would be above the boiling point and the atmospheric pressure would increase dramatically.

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/canopy.html

http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CH/CH311.html

http://www.talkorigins.org/indexcc/CH/CH310.html

Bria said...

Please do not view it as meaning to be rude but I do not want any of my friends to become engaged in debate with you.

What proof do you have that it would be boiling point? I have never heard that.

Corey said...

If the canopy began as vapor, any water from it would be superheated. The earth would be unihabitable and kill everything.

From Alan Hayward's Creation and Evolution speaking on water canopy:

"They (Henry Morris and John Whitcomb) assert that the canopy's sudden collapse would have increased the volume of the ocean by 30 per cent. This would mean that 30/100 of the original ocean volume, or something like 30/130 of the present ocean volume, came from the canopy. That amounts to about 75 million cubic miles. That quantity of water in the form of a vapour canopy would raise the pressure of our atmosphere from its usual 15 pounds per square inch to a crushing 970 pounds per square inch, which would create all sorts of problems for living things."

"Worst of all, the pressure in the base of the canopy would be so high that it would need to have a temperature of over 500 degrees Fahrenheit."

http://talkorigins.org/indexcc/CH/CH401.html

http://talkorigins.org/faqs/hovind/howgood-add.html#A2

http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-noahs-ark.html#flood

There is a video from Discovery Channel that examines the plausibility of Noah's ark and a worldwide flood.

Part 1 of Noah's Ark - The True Story.

Bria said...

I am finished debating, obviously your mind will not be changed; and I am not budging in my beliefs.

Corey said...

And it is obvious you are blinded by the logic in my arguments or else you would be able to rebut them. Instead, you bury your head in the sand. Do you not want to know that may have been lied to?