On this edition of StudioTulsa, we speak with Dr. Ken Wolgemuth, an adjunct professor in the Dept. of Geosciences at the University of Tulsa who also works as a petroleum consultant. Dr. Wolgemuth is a devout Christian, as he tells us today, yet he's also very much a man of science. He's also one of the contributors to a new geology text that focuses attention on an ongoing debate within America's evangelical and conservative Christian communities, the age of the earth.
"The Grand Canyon, Monument to an Ancient Earth: Can Noah’s Flood Explain the Grand Canyon?" is written to engage those who believe in a young earth philosophy, and believe that the Biblical related story of Noah's flood explains the creation of the Grand Canyon. The book is a visually stunning scientific inquiry into the idea of flood geology, and demonstrates why the geologic, paleontologic, and biologic records categorically repudiate the idea of a young earth, in a way that sheds light on the incredible geology and scenery of the canyonlands.