Chicxulub Asteroid Gets Credit for Plant Evolution

Although not every scientist rides for the Chicxulub Impact Brand, it is the dominant idea for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Secular scientists seem to have a habit of interpreting data in a manner that suits Papa Darwin and ignoring other possibilities, and hot Chicx may have never happened. Assuming that it did, is it the cause of plant evolution?

Not all scientists are on board with the asteroid impact extinction idea. Now some are going further, claiming it caused plant evolution.
Artist impression of massive impact. Credit: NASA Goddard.
Working from uniformitarian slow 'n' gradual assumptions, researchers studied pollen (think on that for a spell, it's mighty small stuff and would have to be buried quickly) and other things in the fossil record before and after the Chicxulub impact. Plants that grew afterward were different. Therefore, the asteroid helped out evolution. Natural selection from outer space? If scientists were interested in examining all the evidence and models, they could consider a Genesis Flood model and see how well the data fit there.
A recent study published in Science claims that an asteroid caused new forms of plants to evolve. But can an asteroid really be responsible for selecting new forms of life?

Mónica Carvalho of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panama and her colleagues studied fossil pollen and leaves from Colombia that spanned the K-Pg (Cretaceous-Paleogene) boundary. They concluded that plant diversity declined by 45% at the K-Pg and did not recover for 6 million years. When plants did recover in the Paleogene, they were markedly different, dominated by flowering plants instead of non-flowering plants.

Those owlhoots need to cowboy up and face the facts — including recent creation and the Flood. To let the rest of the article make an impact on your thinking, see "Can Asteroids Select Life?" For additional information, you may want to see the links at "Dinosaur Extinction and Chicxulub Revisited".

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