Plate Tectonics: A Different View


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Edited by John K. Reed. 2001. Creation Research Society Books, 191 pages.

For many years, creationists have debated the role of plate tectonics in Earth history. Some creationists accept plate tectonics in a catastrophic form, and believe that those events were a part of the Genesis Flood. However, others remain skeptical, and a new CRS technical monograph, Plate Tectonics: A Different View, presents their position. Contributing authors include Michael Oard, John Woodmorappe, Carl Froede, and John Reed. The initial chapters provide an introduction to the issue and a compendium of published criticisms of plate tectonics. Other chapters discuss ongoing problems with subduction, the Wilson Cycle, continental fit, the African Plate, and the inability of plate tectonics to contribute to field interpretation at the Midcontinent Rift. This book offers a compelling argument that neither uniformitarian nor catastrophic plate tectonics has the evidence needed to support the broad explanatory power that makes them so popular. Like the book says, "A theory that purports to explain everything, must." For anyone with questions about this issue, this book provides many answers and a coherent opposition to plate tectonics.