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Alaska Dinosaur Tracks

17 March 2024
Catastrophism, Geology, Palaeontology

At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/03/240312221007.htm …. the discovery of dinosaur tracks and fossilised plants, which include tree stumps, in what is now NW Alaska, provides information on the  dinosaur era climate. We are then told the mid-Cretaceous was the hottest part of the Cretaceous period. This is usually attributed to high co2 levels, an idea that is increasingly strained as evidence is still lacking that co2 has anything to do with warming climates. In other words, it is conjectural. We are then told the Nanushuk Formation is a layer of sedimentary rock 800 to 5000 feet thick. That is a lot of accumulation. How did that happen? It also dates from 113  to 94 million years ago – and coincided with the existence of the Bering Land Bridge. North America was still connected to eastern Asia. In other words, the  earth’s geoid differed from today as ocean water distribution seems to have been different. In a warming world  the oceans would expand. In that respect the land bridge is an anomaly as it usually appears, in the mainstream version of events, when water is locked up as ice. And here is the rub. The climate in Alaska is compared to that of modern Miami in the post.

The dinosaur tracks and the relic vegetation appear to apply to one part of the formation. The researchers say they realised they were walking, for around 400 yards or so, in an ancient landscape that was preserved. It was full of dinosaur foot prints, and the tree trunks  belonged to a woodland floor. Bipedal plant eaters seem to have been the most common species – with far fewer four legged plant eaters. There were also a lot of bird tracks – possibly shore birds.

The Cretaceous Thermal Maximum was a long term trend, we are also told, as uniformitarian geochronology dates the sedimentary rock layer over a very long time. It lasted all of 90 million years. However, what caused the thermal maximum? They assume  that  the rest of the world must have been even hotter as Alaska, now in the  Polar regions, was so balmy. However, there is another way of looking at it – pole  shift. Pole shift coinciding with the  big clout by an asteroid at the K/Pg boundary, 65 million years ago on uniformitarian geochronology. Could an asteroid strike move the poles? If the evidence seems to show it did one should not hide behind calculations made in the 19th and 20th centuries that said it was impossible – and required a really large cosmic body to do so.

At https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2024/03/240312133802.htm … we are back to the Kem Kem beds in Morocco – which also date from the Cretaceous. Lots of dinosaur bones – disarticulated. In fact, dinosaur teeth are one of the most common finds – but not with the body. Bones, we are told, do not always readily fossilise – even though in various other locations it is the bones of dinosaurs that survive. Could a tidal wave caused by the asteroid strike have caused the  disarticulation and separation of body parts?

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