Dinosaur fishing expedition

15 Jul 2011

At www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/07/110712211016.htm ... a paper in Biology Letters July 12th claims researchers from Yale University have found a dinosaur fossil buried just 5 inches below the K-T boundary event, blamed on an asteroid. The geological layer that marks the transition from the Cretaceous to the Tertiary 65 million years ago has become something of an issue. until now no dinosaurs had been found in the 10 feet of rock below the K-T boundary event, a gap which has fueled paleontologists that prefer the idea dinosaurs died out slowly and gracefully rather than catastrophically from a lump of rock arriving out of the sky. This illustrates the problems the asteroid lobby have encountered as far as the geology is concerned as such rock layers are assumed to have been laid down in a suffocatingly gradual manner rather than suddenly and instantaneously as a result of the asteroid raising a lot of dirt. Hence, the asteroid theory from the outset has been hamstrung, trying to prove a catastrophe within what is a gradualist model, geochronology. This is another attempt to get it back on track. Uniformitarian arguments have recourse to that gradualist perception of geochronology and will endlessly nitpick the asteroid claim.