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John Baumgardner

Former Geophysicist, Los Alamos National Laboratory; B.S. Electrical Engineering, Texas Tech University; M.S. Electrical Engineering, Princeton University; Ph.D. Geophysics and Space Physics, UCLA.
John Baumgardner John Baumgardner is a geophysicist at Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico. He holds a B.S. in electrical engineering from Texas Tech University, an M.S. in electrical engineering from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in geophysics and space physics from UCLA. His work doing computer modeling of the Genesis Flood developed the idea of Catastrophic Plate Tectonics and has brought him recognition within the young-earth creationist community and as well as an article in US World and News Report entititled, "The Geophysics of God", in 1998. The article called him, "the world's pre-eminent expert in the design of computer models for geophysical convection."

As a student, Dr. Baumgardner did much outreach with the creation-evolution issue to his fellow students, and has many years of experience debating and discussing these issues in academia. Dr. Baumgardner has also done writing on intelligent design theory, including a piece on the implications of coded language and information theory in Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate. Dr. Baumgardner lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico, and though is quite busy with his research, is a brilliant and gifted person we are thankful to have as a resource for the IDEA Center.

Due to his busy schedule, if you'd like to contact John Baumgardner, please contact us at "" and we will try to put you in touch with him if possible.

Other Links for John Baumgardner:

  •, The online home of Dr. John Baumgardner's work related to the Genesis flood.
  • Scientists Who Believe: An Interview with Dr. John Baumgardner
  • Answers in Genesis Catastrophic Plate Tectonics Q & A page
  • Highlights of the Los Alamos Origins Debate by John Baumgardner
  • Terra Research Home Page for Dr. Baumgardner