|Tracy P. Hamilton
Joined: May 2006
|Quote (Hermagoras @ April 07 2008,07:53)|
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|A creationist claims:|
"Dr. John Baumgardner is the worlds number 1 expert on plate tectonics."
I don't know, he seems to be a bright scientist, creationist, but #1 on that subject, I would like to know?
Baumgardner was mainly a code monkey. His work was not on plate tectonics. As I recall, he worked on seismic data related to nuclear tests.
He wrote a well-known but now largely outdated geophysical modeling program called TERRA. It was the first useful computer model for (IIRC) mantle convection and other large-scale dynamics. Recently he's been tweaking the program to support his idea of the Noachian flood. With advances in computer modeling generally and discovered weaknesses in the TERRA program, Baumgardner's program is no longer state-of-the-art even for computer models.
Baumgardner is working hard to rediscover GIGO.
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