Originally posted by humy
forwarded from the “Turning evolution on its head:” thread:
Then he says, "The only exceptions to the rule are groups that were wiped out at times of mass extinction." Maybe this is referring to the time of the worldwide flood.
Don't be silly. It obviously cannot possibly be referring to a worldwide flood. All those mass extinc mply “millions of years of evolution is not true” like you said in the post before this one.
There were never any extinctions of the kinds of creations of God. The only mass
extinctions were of species belonging to the kinds. That was probably at the time of the worldwide flood from the YEC worldview. I can't see how normal floods would cause mass
extinctions. It seems that there was an event that did cause mass
extintions among certain species of dinosaurs. However, don't forget that originally the name "dinosaur" was given to species of large reptile lizards.
From the creation model of the worldwide flood, there was climate change and possibly underwater earthquakes and volcanic eruptions that might be the cause of the fountains of the great deep to burst open with the floodgates of water from the sky as is recorded in Genesis. There seems to be another big event in which valleys sank and the mountains rose so that water could no longer cover the entire Earth according to the Holy Bible.
As I have pointed out before, the millions of years time spans seem to be based on speculation or calculations based on assumptions that may not be true. Many assumptions that have been used in dating has already been proven wrong and there are still many that are doubtful. There are also dating methods that support the idea of a young Earth that is only a few thousnad years old.
I think the idea of a worldwide flood causing mass
extinction of certain species is a possible explanation that makes sense. It could also account for the drastic reduction in length of life, because there would be no more greenhouse effect all over the Earth for better plant growth and to prevent freezing at the poles and no protection from the harmful rays of the sun that is now known to cause damage to the DNA coded information for making new proteins and cells to keep all our organs healthy and free of disease, like cancer.
Video of underwater volcanic eruption: