Interesting subject that touches on human origins and challenges Young Earth Creationism (YEC).
An ash plume rising from Eyjafjallajökull on April 2010. Ash from this volcano grounded air-traffic in Europe for days and weeks in 2010. This was a small explosion compared to Krakatoa, Pinatubo, and Mt St Helens, and yet even those were tiny eruption compared to super-eruptions in places like Yellowstone and Sumatra. Image Credit: Wikipedia
Sudden catastrophic events are not unknown in Earth’s history. Large craters are evidence of past cosmic impacts. Widespread layers of volcanic ash are a testimony of massive volcanic eruptions. But when did these catastrophes occur and could they have impacted human history?
Standard geological models place the largest catastrophic events many eons ago. So long ago that no modern human being was alive at the time and thus we have no written historical records. In contrast to this understanding of earth’s history young earth creationists (YECs) compress all of Earth’s history into approximately 6000 years…
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