Introduction to My Research

Introduction

Probably like most scientists, my research spans many subjects. However, most of my work is in two large subjects in Flood Geology: Flood Models research and the post-Flood Ice Age. This research has resulted in the writing of multiple papers, one of which has recently been published by the Journal of Creation.

Flood Models Research

There are three major models of the Global Flood’s tectonic activity as described in Genesis 7-9. The three major models are Catastrophic Plate Tectonics, the Hydroplate Theory, and Impact Vertical Tectonics.

Catastrophic Plate Tectonics (commonly referred to as CPT in the Flood Models debate) has been described as a sped-up version of  Plate Tectonics, which is the ruling model in geology. CPT is also the prevailing model in Creation Geology, although the controversy over its plausibility has been strong ever since its initial proposal in 1986. A good website to learn more about CPT is Global Flood (also on the sidebar), by Dr. John Baumgardner, the scientist that first proposed CPT. There, one can read all of the papers published on CPT, many authored or coauthored by Dr. Baumgardner.

The Hydroplate Theory (HPT) is held in minority but still has many passionate supporters from both the general public and scientists. This model is the oldest of the three models, being proposed in the early 1980s by Dr. Walt Brown. A good website to learn more about HPT is the Center for Scientific Creation (sidebar), run by Dr. Brown and his family. There one can order Dr. Brown’s book or one can read the online version. His book has an entire section dedicated to laying out the details of his model.

Impact Vertical Tectonics (IVT) has been developed by Mr. Michael Oard. It combines a meteorite impacts sub-model with extreme vertical tectonics, a variant of the ruling model in geology before the 1960s when Plate Tectonics became dominant. IVT has been steadily developing since the 1990s but still much has room to grow. Mr. Oard’s website Flood/Ice Age Research (sidebar) has much information of his research and links to his articles on the subject. However, the best place to learn more about IVT is Creation Ministries International’s website (sidebar) which has articles by Mr. Oard about IVT from their peer reviewed journal, Journal of Creation.

My own research in this area is looking at the plausibility of these models and refining where necessary. This is similar to a project done several years ago by In Jesus Name Productions. Despite this work, there remains many areas in need of further research, because every model inherently has mistakes and faces challenges, being that we humans are fallible. This area nonetheless has already become a fruitful area of research within Flood Geology, affording many exciting opportunities for advancement.


This area [of Flood models research] nonetheless has already become a fruitful area of research within Flood Geology, affording many exciting opportunities for advancement.

Ice Age Research

There is much to study of the post-Flood Ice Age. Two of the most interesting aspects of Ice Age research is in the demise of the Woolly Mammoths and Ice Age mega-flooding. The most famous Ice Age mega-flood is called the Lake Missoula Flood.

The Missoula Flood originated in northern Montana by the breaching of an ice dam. A total of 540 cubic miles of water rushed out of its basin and raced through Northern Idaho. There it encountered another large meltwater lake called Lake Columbia. The flood water filled and overtopped Lake Columbia, and the combined force raced across Eastern Washington state, forming Grand Coulee and Dry Falls. It continued through the Columbia Gorge, widening and steepening its sides. However, at Portland, Oregon the Missoula Flood back-flooded into the Willamette Valley in Oregon, depositing its sediment load and creating the fertile soils of the region. After several days the Missoula Flood eventually drained through the Columbia Gorge into the Pacific Ocean.