A Genesis Flood model might incorporate all of this data with fewer assumptions.From the account given in the biblical text, more land creatures would have survived than marine creatures, since land creatures were preserved on a giant barge.The authors noted that a “more resistant” organic material could have replaced the original chitin, and they showed evidence that this may have occurred after the widespread deposition of Reduviasporonites.However, there is no confirmation that even this replacement material would have been able to resist the nitrogen and carbon cycles over such vast times, nor that these fossils consist of such replacement material.At that time, “the world’s forests were wiped out,” providing a planet-wide food source for the fungus.The catastrophe has been associated with a tremendous, continent-sized lava flow that made what is known today as the Siberian Traps.Fungus has chitin in its cell walls, and insects (arthropods) also have the chemical chitin in their outermost protective cuticles.
The method compares the amount of a naturally occurring radioactive isotope and its decay products, in samples. It is the main way to learn the age of rocks and other geological features, including the age of the Earth itself.
It may be used to date a wide range of natural and man-made materials.
Fossils may be dated by taking samples of rocks from above and below the fossil's original position.
Intriguingly, the global nature of the great Flood, as described in Genesis, matches the universality of either scenario.
The scientists associated the timing of this fungus’ proliferation on earth with the Permian-Triassic extinction event, wherein about 96 percent of marine and 70 percent of land organisms went extinct.