Michael Oard

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Michael J. Oard is a young Earth creationist who has written about flood geology, ice ages, and the extinction of woolly mammoths. Oard is a member of the board of the Creation Research Society.[1][2] According to Creation Ministries International, Oard "has published about 200 articles in the creationist technical literature" and has been involved in "fourteen published creationist books".[1]

Scientific credentials[edit]

B.S. Atmospheric Science, University of Washington. M.S., Atmospheric Science, University of Washington.[3] Retired Meteorologist at US National Weather Service.[2]


Oard "became interested in creationism after reading Whitcomb and Morris’s The Genesis Flood in the early 1970s."[1]

His website reads:[4]

To build up by research the Flood Model based on Genesis 6-9 and other Scripture verses and to flesh out the post-Flood rapid Ice Age.

Given that Oard accepts the Bible as literally true, this comes dangerously close to circular reasoning.

Creationist articles[edit]

  • Problems for Giant Impact Origin of Moon
  • Are Polar Ice Sheets Only 4500 Years Old?[5] and response from Accuracy in Genesis[6]


Oard's books have been published by the Institute for Creation Research, the Creation Research Society, and by creationist "New Leaf Publishing Group".[7]

  • An Ice Age Caused by the Genesis Flood, 1990. ISBN 9780932766205.[8]
  • Life in the Great Ice Age, 1993. Coauthor Beverly Oard. ISBN 9780890511671.
  • Ancient Ice Ages or Gigantic Submarine Landslides?, 1997. ISBN 9780940384187.[9] Rebuttal from No Answers in Genesis available.[10]
  • The Weather Book (Wonders of Creation), 1997. ISBN 9780890512111.
  • Frozen in Time: The Woolly Mammoth, The Ice Age, and The Bible, 2004. ISBN 9781614582168.[11]
  • The Missoula Flood Controversy and the Genesis Flood, 2004. ISBN 9780940384323.[12]
  • Road Guide to Yellowstone National Park and Adjacent Areas: From a Creationist Perspective, 2005. ISBN 9780940384309.[13]
  • The Frozen Record: Examining the Ice Core History of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets, 2005. ISBN 9780932766823.[14]
  • The Geologic Column: Perspectives Within Diluvial Geology, 2006. ISBN 9781940384351.[15]
  • What Ever Happened to the Wooly Mammoth: Life at the End of the Great Ice Age, 2007. ISBN 9780890515082.[16]
  • Uncovering the the Mysterious Woolly Mammoth, 2007. Coauthor Beverly Oard. ISBN 9780890515082.
  • Flood By Design: Receding Water Shapes the Earth's Surface, 2008. ISBN 9781614581659.[17]
  • Rock Solid Answers: The Biblical Truth Behind 14 Geologic Questions, 2009. Coauthor John K. Reed. ISBN 9780890515679.[18]
  • Geology for Kids, 2009. ISBN 0890515573[19]
  • Dinosaur Challenges and Mysteries, 2011. 9781921643477.
  • The New Weather Book, 2015. ISBN 9781614584339.[20]
  • "True North" series:[21]
  • Your Guide to the Grand Canyon: A Different Perspective, 2008. Coauthors John Hergenrather and Tom Vail. ISBN 9780890515013.[22]
  • Your Guide to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks: A Different Perspective, 2010. Coauthors Dennis Bokovoy and Tom Vail. ISBN 9780890515808.[23]
  • Your Guide to Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks: A Different Perspective, 2012. Coauthors Dennis Bokovoy, John Hergenrather, and Tom Vail. ISBN 9780890516409.[24]

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