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Claim CD110:

Meteor craters are never found in deeper strata, as they should be if the strata were deposited over many millions of years.


Wysong, R. L., 1976. The Creation-Evolution Controversy. Midland, MI: Inquiry Press, p. 171.


  1. At least 130 fossil craters have been found, ranging from the Precambrian to the Recent. (Grieve 1997).

  2. In addition to craters, we also find other evidence of meteor impacts, including shocked quartz, glass microspherules, and fullerenes with extraterrestrial gases (Becker et al. 2000), and meteorites.


Earth Impact Database, 2003.

Greene, Todd S., 2000, 2002. Impact craters on Earth.

Matson, Dave E., 1994. How good are those young-earth arguments?


  1. Becker, Luann, Robert J. Poreda and Ted E. Bunch, 2000. Fullerenes: An extraterrestrial carbon carrier phase for noble gases. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science USA 97: 2979-2983.
  2. Grieve, R. A. F., 1997. Extraterrestrial impact events: the record in the rocks and the stratigraphic column. Palaeogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology 132: 5-23.

Further Reading:

Becker, Luann, 2002. Repeated blows. Scientific American 286(3) (Mar.): 76-83.

Montanari, A., and C. Koeberl, 2000. Impact Stratigraphy: The Italian Record. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. (technical)
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