Michael Oard  •  September 17th, 9:00am to 11:30am


Creation scientists have proposed three possible mechanisms for the Flood. The impact-vertical tectonics model is composed of two submodels: asteroid or comet impacts followed by vertical tectonics. Michael Oard favors this one because impacts are consistent with the solar system cratering record and provide enough energy for a global flood. They can easily explain the 40 days and nights of rain. They can explain the generation of deep continental basins and the production of a huge amount of sediment. After the bombardment, the earth was out of isostatic balance, which caused the Earth’s crust and upper mantle to readjust by vertical tectonics, for which there is overwhelming evidence.

*Michael Oard earned his B.S. and M.S. degrees in atmospheric science from the University of Washington. For six years he was a research meteorologist at the University of Washington, and has published several research articles in journals and technical monographs of the American Meteorological Society. Michael retired in 2001 after 30 years of employment by the National Weather Service. Since then, he has been engaged in full time research, writing, and speaking in creation earth science. He has also authored, coauthored, or served as editor of twenty-one creationist books and has published over 200 related articles in the creation science technical literature. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Creation Research Society.  Additional material written by Michael on the Flood and the Ice Age may be found at his website http://michael.oards.net/.