Dr. John Baumgardner
LogosRA Vice-President and Associate, Geophysicist, BS Electrical Engineering, MS Electrical Engineering, MS Geophysics and Space Physics, PhD Geophysics and Space Physics
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 (CPT) portion of the review are included here.
Selected Papers & Books:
Biological Information: New Perspectives
-Can Purifying Natural Selection Preserve Biological Information
-Selection Threshold Severely Constrains Capture of Beneficial Mutations
-Using Numerical Simulation to Test the “Mutation-Count” Hypothesis
-Can Synergistic Epistasis Halt Mutation Accumulation? Results from Numerical Simulation
International Conference on Creationism, 2013
-Explaining the continental fossil-bearing sediment record in terms of the Genesis Flood
-New material model reveals inherent tendency in mantle minerals for runaway mantle dynamics