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Young Earth Creation Science Argument Index


N14:  Runaway subduction


Edited by Greg Neyman



John Baumgardner developed a computer model that shows how runaway subduction of tectonic plates could have been responsible for the global flood 

Source:  John Baumgardner, Runaway Subduction as the Driving Mechanism for the Genesis Flood (




  1. The amount of energy calculated by Baumgardner would be enough to boil off the oceans

  2. The increased volcanism would have spewed carbon dioxide (a greenhouse gas) in such volumes as to boil everyone on earth.  Noah would have been "well-done"

  3. A computer simulation, written and performed by a young earth creationist, will no doubt yield results supporting a young earth!

  4. This is a simplified explanation of the theory and its problems.  There are many more reasons against this theory.  For a full account, click on the Talk Origins link below


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