The fountains also of the deep and the windows of heaven were stopped, and the rain from heaven was restrained;(Genesis 8:2) KJV
We finished a step-by-step deconstruction of the Paleozoic and Mesozoic, but there’s another issue that we’re going to account for: the Iridium anomaly.
Here’s part of what Wikipedia has to say about it:
The term iridium anomaly commonly refers to an unusual abundance of the chemical element iridium in a layer of rock strata at the Cretaceous–Paleogene (K-Pg) boundary. The unusually high concentration of a rare metal like iridium is often taken as evidence for an extraterrestrial impact event.– Iridium Anomaly (Wikipedia)
The Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary also called the Cretaceous-Tertiary boundary. It’s the same thing as the boundary between the Mesozoic and Cenozoic, it’s just that the former refers to periods while the latter refers to eras.
Is the Iridium anomaly the result of an extra-terrestrial impact, which would have a regional distribution, or was it an extra-terrestrial rain, which would be world-wide? Of course it’s world-wide, it was a world-wide flood.
Oh, how I love Your law! It is my meditation all the day. You, through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies; For they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers, For Your testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, Because I keep Your precepts.(Psalms 119:97-100) NKJV
Now that we’ve freed ourselves from false narratives and decoupled the Iridium anomaly from pseudoscientific interpretations, let’s look at some more description of the Iridium anomaly.
Iridium is a very rare element in the Earth’s crust, but is found in anomalously high concentrations (around 100 times greater than normal) in a thin worldwide layer of clay marking the boundary between the Cretaceous and Paleogene periods, 66 million years ago. This boundary is marked by a major extinction event, including that of the dinosaurs along with about 70% of all other species. The clay layer also contains small grains of shocked quartz and, in some places, small weathered glass beads thought to be tektites.– Iridium (Wikipedia)
So there’s a thin layer of Iridium, worldwide, at what popular science (SciPop) considers to be the end of the Cretaceous Period which terminates the Mesozoic Era. A meteorite impact wouldn’t cause the distribution of the Iridium anomaly that we observe.
It’s placement in both the Biblical narrative and the geological timescale means that it was deposited before any of the mountain building events (orogenies) that are described as happening in the Cenozoic Era. It’s also before the tectonic breakup of Pangaea which is why it isn’t found in any sea-floor sediments of actively spreading oceanic plates.
It appears to be of extraterrestrial origin, and it’s associated with shocked quartz and weathered glass beads. We’ve shown you how to seamlessly incorporate this with the Biblical narrative of Noah’s flood. Unless you’re a Creationist, in which case you don’t believe in any of the Bible passages that we’ve used to develop our hypothesis. Just saying.
If you search for Iridium anomaly you’ll see a lot of confusion because it’s starting to look like there are Iridium anomalies popping up all over the geological timescale. That’s just SciPop doing an inductive tap dance to try to obscure the fact that the entire stratigraphic column, Cambrian through Quaternary, was deposited in Noah’s flood. It doesn’t make any difference where the Iridium occurs in relation to geological periods, it’s still the same event.
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