B.S. (Electrical Engineering), M.S. (Electrical Engineering), M.S. (Geophysics and Space Physics), Ph.D. (Geophysics and Space Physics)
Geophysicist, Vice-President and Senior Research Associate
John earned a doctorate in geophysics for the express purpose of addressing the tectonics issues of the Genesis Flood at a professional level. For his Ph.D. thesis he developed a 3D mantle dynamics program known as Terra. As research scientist for 20 years at Los Alamos National Laboratory he used computer modeling to explore and develop the concept of catastrophic plate tectonics as a primary mechanism behind the Flood. Also while at Los Alamos, John assisted the German Weather Service in applying modeling techniques used with Terra to the task of developing their next-generation global weather forecast model. This model, named GME, became the German operational global forecast model in 2000, and is currently used in more than 20 countries. John further applied his expertise in numerical methods in the development of Mendel’s Accountant, a population genetics program for modeling mutation and selection. Current research includes the refinement of Terra to accommodate much stronger variations in rock strength and thereby achieve greater fidelity in modeling the runaway aspects of the Flood cataclysm.
101 Questions and Answers Concerning Catastrophic Plate Tectonics This set of questions and answers is an outcome of a peer review process that began early in 2009 and continued through the summer of 2011, initiated and led by Joe Bardwell, president of In Jesus’ Name productions. The review itself included six different Flood models and involved five rounds of questions from a ten-member review panel and answers from the authors of the respective models. The chief objective of the review was to evaluate the technical underpinnings of each of the models. This was by far the most probing investigation of the science behind the various attempts to explain the physical aspects of the Genesis Flood undertaken to date. The questions and answers pertaining to the catastrophic plate tectonics portion of the review are included here.
Continue to The full CPT Review Q & A here.
- 3D Finite Element Simulation of the Global Tectonic Changes Accompanying Noah’s Flood
- Carbon 14 Evidence for a Recent Global Flood and a Young Earth
- Catastrophic Plate Tectonics – A Global Flood Model
- Catastrophic Plate Tectonics – The Physics behind the Genesis Flood
- Computer Modeling of the Large Scale Tectonics Associated with the Genesis Flood
- Role of low-viscosity zone in stabilizing plate tectonics: Implications for comparative terrestrial planetology
- Helium Diffusion Rates Support Accelerated Nuclear Decay
- Rapid Uplift of Today’s Mountains
- Language, Complexity, and Design
- A Matrix-Dependent Transfer Multigrid Method for Strongly Variable Viscosity Infinite Prandtl Number Thermal Convection
- Measurable C14 in Fossilized Organic Materials: Confirming the Young Earth Creation-Flood Model
- Mendel’s Accountant
- Mendel’s Accountant: A New Population Genetics Simulation Tool for Studying Mutation and Natural Selection
- Mendel’s Accountant: A Biologically Realistic Forward-Time Population Genetics Program
- Using Coomputer Simulation to Understand Mutation Accumulation Dynamics and Genetic Load
- Numerical Simulation of the Large-Scale Tectonic Changes Accompanying the Flood
- Patterns of Ocean Circulation over the Continents During Noah’s Flood
- Runaway Subduction as the Driving Mechanism for the Genesis Flood
- Using Numerical Simulation to Test the Validity of Neo-Darwinian Theory
- What Initiated the Flood Cataclysm?
- Baumgardner Ph.D. thesis, Chapters 1-6
- Baumgardner Ph.D. thesis, Chapters 7-9