According to secular science, the earth experienced its most severe mass extinction about 250 million years ago at the end of the Permian period. Supposedly, 95% of marine life and 70% of terrestrial life went extinct around this time. In fact, one report I read opened with the following:
It’s well known that Earth’s most severe mass extinction occurred about 250 million years ago. What’s not well known is the specific time when the extinctions occurred.
Now a team of researchers from China and North America have set out to pinpoint the exact time and duration of the Permian extinction along with what may have brought it about. They have been studying sediment layers that stretch from Tibet to areas in southern China.
Using a variety of dating techniques of the different layers studied, the team determined that the massive Permian extinction took place 252.28 million years ago and lasted between 20,000 years to 200,000 years ago at a time when there was just one continent. They also concluded the extinction of marine and terrestrial life occurred at the same time and most likely due to a massive release of CO2 from volcanic activity known as the Siberian traps located in what is now northern Russia.
This is actually some great science in that they determined that the extinction of both marine and terrestrial life occurred simultaneously and that there was evidence of a massive release of CO2 due to volcanic activity. But what they don’t realize is that their scientific evidence helps to verify the Genesis account of the Flood.
The Permian layers are Flood deposit layers that contain the fossil remains of thousands of marine and terrestrial life. There is also growing scientific evidence that indicates that there was a great deal of tectonic and volcanic activity at the time of the Flood, which would have resulted in a large amount of CO2. Additionally, the turbulence of the Flood would have caused massive erosion of the landscape which would also have released large amounts of CO2 into the air.
The only problem with the interpretation of the evidence on the part of the research team is their time frame and the reason it all happened in the first place. Instead of 252.28 million years ago, this global event occurred approximately 4,400 years ago and instead of lasting 20,000 years to 200,000 years, it lasted 1 year.
And how do I know this? Because I have the eyewitness account of Noah to whom God spoke and told him what was going to happen and why. Noah experienced the Genesis Flood and lived to tell all of their descendants, which includes you and me.
Date and Rate of Earth’s Most Extreme Extinction Pinpointed: Results Stem from Largest Ever Examination of Fossil Marine Species, Science Daily, Nov. 17, 2010.
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