Catastrophic Plate Tectonics: A Global Flood Model of Earth History

Seminar by Steven Austin PhD
Seattle Creation Conference, October 2009

Description: How did the catastrophic sedimentary and tectonic processes associated with the global flood form the world we see? Catastrophic plate tectonics was the theory devised by creationists 150 years ago to explain the geology of continents and ocean basins. Lately, creationists have modeled the ocean-floor upheaval that initiated the flood, subducted the pre-flood ocean floor, and propelled the oceans over the continents. Subduction of the pre-flood ocean floor moved continents into their present positions, and enlarged and deepened ocean basins. Major mountain ranges are the product of plate collisions. Left over heat and global cooling following the flood created the rapid post-flood ice age and Earth's modern climate.

About the Speaker:
Dr. Steven A. Austin is a field research geologist with a Ph.D. from Penn State University in sedimentary geology. He is "Senior Research Scientist" with Institute for Creation Research in Dallas, Texas (

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