|By: Dr. John Ankerberg and Dr. Steve Austin; ©2002|
|Dr. Austin relates how he came to reject the conventional model of how coal beds formed—and how events at Mt. St. Helens confirmed his alternate theory.|
Editor’s note: In June 1990 The John Ankerberg Show taped a series of interviews with men from several branches of the sciences regarding the evidence for creation. For technical reasons we were unable to air these interview. Nevertheless, we have decided to release portions of these interviews in a series of articles so you could read the arguments that were being made at that time—more than a decade ago.
Considerable effort has been made to quote the gentlemen correctly. We have attempted to find the correct spelling of the scientific terms used. However, the reader should keep in mind that this is a transcription of oral interviews. Mistakes in spelling and in the technical language should be laid at the feet of the editor.
Dr. Steve Austin received his B.S. (Geology), University of Washington, Seattle, WA, 1970; M.S. (Geology),San Jose State University, San Jose, CA, 1971; Ph.D. (Geology), Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, 1979.