The Recent Epoch

Portrait of Charles Darwin gesturing for us to be quiet

September 14

Behold, the LORD maketh the earth empty, and maketh it waste, and turneth it upside down, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof.

(Isaiah 24:1) KJV

The recent epoch is everything since Peleg’s tectonics. Few people have had a greater influence on this time than Charles Darwin.

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Toward a Grand Synthesis

Noah's ark rides upon the floods

August 28

In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, the seventeenth day of the month, the same day were all the fountains of the great deep broken up, and the windows of heaven were opened. And the rain was upon the earth forty days and forty nights.

(Genesis 7:11-12) KJV

Noah’s flood was not only a world-wide catastrophe, it was also a process which involved several stages. It gives us a way to account for the stratigraphic column, Cambrian through Quaternary.

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Pleistocene

Ice age fauna of northern Spain

August 27

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

(Job 37:9-10) KJV

The Pleistocene is directly before what the geological timescale calls “present day.” It includes the ice age, or sequence of ice ages, depending on how contrived you make the narrative.

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The Iridium Anomaly

August 19

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.

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The Timeline for Noah’s Flood

And it came to pass in the six hundred and first year, in the first month, the first day of the month, that the waters were dried up from the earth; and Noah removed the covering of the ark and looked, and indeed the surface of the ground was dry. And in the second month, on the twenty-seventh day of the month, the earth was dried.

(Genesis 8:13-14) NKJV

The timeline for Noah’s flood comes directly from scripture and this is the framework that we use to interpret evidence from the stratigraphic column.

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Paleaeoecology and Palaeoenvironments of Late Cenozoic Mammals

Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

(2 Timothy 2:15) KJV

Our copy of “Paleaeoecology and Palaeoenvironments of Late Cenozoic Mammals” came to us back in 1999 when we were living in the woods beside Jordan Lake in Chatham County, NC.

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