Research published by two scientist from the University of South Florida reported on a new method to measure the energy of a lightning strike using fulgurites. Fulgurites are the structures “left over” following a lightning strike of the ground. The structures form from the minerals in the soil being converted to a glass or ceramic structure from the very high energy from the lightning.
Brian Thomas from Institute for Creation Research noted this study indicates there aren’t enough of these fulgurites to account for 4.5 billion years of evolutionary history. He describes this mystery as “The Case of the Missing Fulgurites“.
Dr. Ron Marks and Pastor Kevin Boling discussed this on Knowing The Truth Radio broadcast. You can download or listen to the audio by clicking on “Lessons from Lightning Strikes“.