Kaitlyn posted a thread on the craters on the moon, so I thought I'd follow it up with a post about craters on the earth. This was written a long time ago, but I've never had an answer. I even e-mailed it to AiG.
On earth there are over 150 identified major metorite craters, and these are the ones that can be easily found. Assuming even cratering, there should be twice as many that hit the ocean's, (2 thirds of earth is ocean), and many many more that have been eroded, buried or destroyed by tectonic movements. And there have been other sites where no crater has been found, but shocked quartz and other indicators provide evidence for an impact.
So, to be safe, well assume 300 major meteroite strikes.
How does this fit into the YEC timetable? 6000/300 = 1 impact every twenty years. So life should be extinct.
Unless they all happened at once, like in the flood! This is the only real opinion I have been given.
Remember, merely 1 of these would destroy most of life on earth... certainly all large lifeforms. The massive shockwave, scything off everything within a large radius. The burning rain, creating bushfires on the other side of the world, and removing a lot of oxygen. And finally the ashcloud, resulting in a decades long nuclear winter, starving to death most of the species that are still alive. Now... multiply that by 300.
So all life not on the "protected by God" Ark is incinerated, drowned, buried, suffocated and frozen after the fires die out. This includes plants, fish, other marine creatures. And yet... 40 days later Noah sends out a dove, and it comes back with... an olive branch! Thats one hardy olive tree.
Add to this all the supervolcano's letting go, all the Mega-quakes happening at once... etc... and thats one very nasty flood. The bible didn't mention that.