craters (part of YEC defined)

David Campbell (
Thu, 11 Mar 1999 11:57:33 -0400

>The source of energy required for a Flood catastrophe of 150 days (the time
>from the opening to the closing of the windows and heaven and the break up
>of the fountains of the great deep) is indeed problematic. One of the
>latest ideas among Flood catastrophists is interpreting the effect of
>asteroid impacts during the Flood. There have been thus far identified
>nearly 200 asteroid impact craters which range in size from 1 to nearly 300
>Km across found throughout the geologic record. This puts all those
>impacts within the strata Flood Catastrophists identify as Flood deposits.
>Thus we have not just one asteroid impact which is claimed to have caused
>the extinction of the dinosaurs, but a whole string of asteroids of sizes
>up to even greater than the one on the Yucatan, all impacting within 150
>days. It is thought that the 200 known astroblems are only representative
>of the number which may have actually hit the earth because 2/3rds. of the
>surface earth is covered with water and plate subduction may have erased
>evidence of other astroblems. If we propose 600 impacts over the entire
>surface of the globe, then one gets about 4 impacts per day for the 150 day

What are you identifying as Flood deposits? ICR seems to consider
Precambrian as created in place and Cenozoic as post-flood; both contain
impact craters.

I have not read much of the 3rd edition (I only glanced at it to confirm
that flagrant historical inaccuracies were not corrected), but Scott Huse,
in the second edition of The Collapse of Evolution, denied the existence of
ancient meteor craters.

The Chixulub crater is the only one clearly associated with major
extinctions; other extinctions are not clearly linked to craters and vice

David C.