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John Baumgardner

John Baumgardner Engineering Professor

Research Professor Emeritus
Center for Engineering Research and Education


  • Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles, Geophysics and Space Physics, 1983
  • M.S., Princeton University, Electrical Engineering, 1970
  • B.S., Texas Tech University, Electrical Engineering, 1968


  • 2014-2018  Adjunct Faculty, Southern California Seminary, El Cajon, CA
  • 2005-2008  Associate Professor, Institute for Creation Research Graduate School, Santee, CA
  • 1984-2004  Technical Staff Member, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM
  • 1971-1975  Project Officer, U.S. Air Force, Air Force Weapons Laboratory, Albuquerque, NM

Specialty Areas

Knowledge of the composition, structure, and processes in the solid earth; experience in applying advanced computational fluid dynamics methods to elucidate key physical processes involved with the Genesis Flood; research skill and experience in radioisotope physics with results which support the conclusion that the earth is only thousands, not billions, of years old; research experience in computational population genetics which demonstrate that neo-Darwinian theory is indefensible; teaching experience at a graduate level in these and related topics.

Learn more about the Creation Science/Engineering research of Dr. Baumgardner:

Global Flood

Selected Publications

  • E. Cho, Y. Hammi, A. L. Bowman, S. Karato, J. R. Baumgardner, M. F. Horstemeyer, “A unified static and dynamic recrystallization Internal State Variable (ISV) constitutive model coupled with grain size evolution for metals and mineral aggregates,” Int. J. Plasticity, 112, pp. 123-157, DOI: 10.1016/ j.ijplas.2018.08.009, 2019. https:/www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0749641918303139
  • Baumgardner, “Understanding how the Flood sediment record was formed: The role of large tsunamis,” in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, J. H. Whitmore, ed., pp. 287–305, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship, 2018. https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1020&context=icc_proceedings
  • Cho, J. Baumgardner, J.A. Sherburn, and M.F. Horstemeyer, “Numerical investigation of strength-reducing mechanisms of mantle rock during the Genesis Flood,” in Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, J. H. Whitmore, ed., pp. 707–730, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship, 2018. https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1067&context=icc_proceedings
  • Sanford, R. Carter, W. Brewer, J. Baumgardner, B. Potter, and J. Potter, “Adam and Eve, designed diversity, and allele frequencies,” in Proc. of the Eighth International Conference on Creationism, J. H. Whitmore, ed., pp. 200–216. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Creation Science Fellowship, 2018. https://digitalcommons.cedarville.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1079&context=icc_proceedings
  • R. Baumgardner and J. D. Lyon, “A linguistic argument for God’s existence,” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 58/4 771–786, 2015. https://media.wix.com/ugd/a704d4_87dbd5d9be6944618e01950af43559e3.pdf
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