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TNRTB Classic: Dinosaur Extinction

In Monday’s article, guest author Rich Deem showed that the instability of prehistoric DNA supports an ancient date (tens of millions of years ago) for dinosaur extinctions. So how did the last of the “terrible lizards” meet their end 65 million years ago? One theory—promoted in the film Jurassic Park—postulates that dinosaurs evolved into birds. However, evidence indicates that a catastrophic asteroid impact on Earth led to the dinosaurs’ doom, bringing to mind the words of the psalmist, “when you take away their breath, they die and return to the dust.” For more details on dinosaur extinctions, check out these previous articles from astronomer and RTB scholar Hugh Ross.

Subjects: Dinosaurs

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