Cretinous Cretaceous

Geologists aren’t genetically goofy – they just collect cretinous concepts.

The Cretaceous Period
Geologists believe the Cretaceous followed the Jurassic period.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geological_period

The Cretaceous is a geologic period and system that spans from the end of the Jurassic Period 145 million years ago (mya) to the beginning of the Paleogene Period 66 mya. It is the last period of the Mesozoic Era, and the longest period of the Phanerozoic Eon.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous

The Cretinous Cretaceous
Gullible Geologists don’t question the sudden rise in sea level that magically materialised the inland seas during the Cretaceous.

The Cretaceous was a period with a relatively warm climate, resulting in high eustatic sea levels that created numerous shallow inland seas.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cretaceous

The second major phase in the break-up of Pangaea began in the Early Cretaceous (150–140 Ma), when the minor supercontinent of Gondwana separated into multiple continents (Africa, South America, India, Antarctica, and Australia).

The subduction at Tethyan Trench probably caused Africa, India and Australia to move northward, causing the opening of a “South Indian Ocean”.

In the Early Cretaceous, Atlantica, today’s South America and Africa, finally separated from eastern Gondwana (Antarctica, India and Australia).

Then in the Middle Cretaceous, Gondwana fragmented to open up the South Atlantic Ocean as South America started to move westward away from Africa.

The South Atlantic did not develop uniformly; rather, it rifted from south to north.

Also, at the same time, Madagascar and India began to separate from Antarctica and moved northward, opening up the Indian Ocean.

Madagascar and India separated from each other 100–90 Ma in the Late Cretaceous.

India continued to move northward toward Eurasia at 15 centimeters (6 in) a year (a plate tectonic record), closing the eastern Tethys Ocean, while Madagascar stopped and became locked to the African Plate. New Zealand, New Caledonia and the rest of Zealandia began to separate from Australia, moving eastward toward the Pacific and opening the Coral Sea and Tasman Sea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pangaea

Gormless Geologists don’t care about continuity in the Cretaceous.

The Western Interior Seaway (also called the Cretaceous Seaway, the Niobraran Sea, the North American Inland Sea, and the Western Interior Sea) was a large inland sea that existed during the mid- to late Cretaceous period as well as the very early Paleogene, splitting the continent of North America into two landmasses, Laramidia to the west and Appalachia to the east.

The ancient sea stretched from the Gulf of Mexico and through the middle of the modern-day countries of the United States and Canada, meeting with the Arctic Ocean to the north.

At its largest, it was 760 m deep, 970 km wide and over 3,200 km long.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Interior_Seaway

Gauche Geologists don’t critically examine the sudden drop in sea level that dramatically drained the inland seas at the end of the Cretaceous.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/10/28/toto-and-the-phots/

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/shaping-the-saxon-shore/

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/close-to-the-edge/

Gushing Geologists don’t pause to ponder the similarities between ready-mixed concrete and the raw chalk ooze that filled sumps and choked channels when the inland seas drained away.

Concrete is formable and pourable, but a steady supply is needed for large forms.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready-mix_concrete

Ninety million years ago what is now the chalk downland of Northern Europe was ooze accumulating at the bottom of a great sea.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chalk#Formation

The draining of the inland seas caused the chalk ooze to accumulate at drainage choke points around the world.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2016/01/08/the-english-inkblot-test/

The continued subsidence of the continental shelf caused the pooled raw chalk to inundate large areas of East Anglia, South East England and appears to have even flowed through a gorge that crossed the Isle of Wight.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/the-great-unwashed-and-the-greater-british-bath/

Gradualist Geologists don’t worry too much about bedding geometry.

https://www.researchgate.net/publication/248233332

Ready-mix concrete … If there is a supply interruption, and the concrete cannot be poured all at once, a cold joint may appear

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ready-mix_concrete

The total of these evidences indicates the alternate and intermittent periods of violent erosion such as would dismember animal remains and splinter trees, interspersed with other periods of comparative quiescence so as to allow the growth of “forests” and peat bogs in the same area.

Archaeological Aspects of the Alaska Muck Deposits – Frank C Hibben – 1941
New Mexico Anthropologist, Volume 5, Number 4

https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1189&context=nm_anthropologist

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/07/22/alaskan-muck-layer-cake/

Garrulous Geologists frequently forget fish fossils are only found on land.

Xiphactinus (from Latin and Greek for “sword-ray”) is an extinct genus of large (4.5 to 6 metres (15 to 20 ft)) predatory marine bony fish that lived during the Late Cretaceous (Albian to Maastrichtian).

Skeletal remains of Xiphactinus have come from the Carlile Shale and Greenhorn Limestone of Kansas (where the first Xiphactinus fossil was discovered during the 1850s in the Niobrara Chalk), and Cretaceous formations all over the East Coast (most notably Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, and New Jersey) in the United States, as well as Europe, Australia, the Kanguk and Ashville Formations of Canada, and La Luna Formation of Venezuela.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Xiphactinus_audax

However, the mainstream belief systems make it very difficult for them to explicitly acknowledge that the fish fossils they’ve been busily collecting [since 1830] have [only] been found on dry land.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2017/02/15/close-to-the-edge/

And most importantly of all:

Glib Geologists don’t talk too much about the land surrounding the inland seas during the Cretaceous.

https://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/continents/

The Contemporaneous Cretaceous
If these Geologists ever deign to engage their little grey cells then they might realise the Jurassic and Cretaceous are contemporaneous concepts.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2018/09/24/shaping-the-saxon-shore/

These Geologists might even experience a sense of intellectual rejuvenation when they cast aside 79.5 million years worth of cretinous concepts.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_event

Abelisauroidea is a clade of theropod dinosaurs within the Ceratosauria.

Some well-known dinosaurs of this group include the abelisaurids Abelisaurus, Carnotaurus, Thanos and Majungasaurus.

Abelisauroids flourished in the Southern hemisphere during the Cretaceous period, but their origins can be traced back to at least the Middle Jurassic, when they had a more global distribution (the earliest known abelisauroid remains come from Australian and South American deposits dated to about 170 million years ago).

By the Cretaceous period, abelisauroids had apparently become extinct in Asia and North America, possibly due to competition from tyrannosauroids.

However, advanced abelisauroids of the family Abelisauridae persisted in the southern continents until the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event 66 million years ago.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abelisauroidea

The close orbital proximity [20 Lunar distances] of Sol Invictus locked the Earth’s axial-tilt so that the South Pole [Antarctica] was permanently pointing towards the Sol Invictus “Sun”.

See: https://malagabay.wordpress.com/2019/09/16/alaskan-muck-sol-invictus/

The Maastricht Formation, named after the city of Maastricht, the Netherlands, is a geological formation in the Netherlands and Belgium whose strata date back to the Late Cretaceous, within 500,000 years of the Cretaceous–Paleogene boundary, now dated at 66 million years ago. The formation is part of the Chalk Group and is between 30 and 90 metres (98 and 295 ft) thick.

Dinosaur remains are among the fossils that have been recovered from the formation.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maastricht_Formation

However, it has to be remembered:

Even graduate Geologists believe in goofy Gradualism.

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3 Responses to Cretinous Cretaceous

  1. Sheila Hendry says:

    “fish fossils are only found on land.” ….. blew my mind wide apart.
    Great article, thank you.

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