Denver Society of Creation

Past Speakers

04 October 2018, 7 PM - Ascension Lutheran Church in

Littleton

Dr. Barbara Helmkamp

Ph. D. Physics

“Who Done It? Geology as Forensic Science”

Genesis chapters 1-9 give the essential framework for earth's biological and physical history. God makes the cosmos in six days, including mankind—that is, Adam and Eve. Plants are given for food so there is no carnivory—until death enters the world with Adam's fall. Nine very long generations later, God sends a global flood that reconfigures the surface of the planet. A convincing case for the Flood is plainly seen in earth's rocks—assuming the eyewitness testimony isn't disallowed. Spoiler: Lord Peter Wimsey does exonerate the Duke of Denver from accusation of murder even though the jury never knows the Duke's whereabouts. About Dr. Helmkamp: Dr. Barbara S. Helmkamp has a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State  University and a B.S. Engineering in physics from Colorado School of  Mines, and she worked as a petrophysical engineer for the Shell Oil  Companies between undergraduate and graduate studies. She completed  the Lutheran Teacher Colloquy from Concordia University Texas while  teaching at St. Mark Lutheran Church & School in Houston, where she was  subsequently called. She is currently on the faculty of Veritas Scholars  Academy (V.S.A. is an online school out of Lancaster, PA). She also taught at  Credo Academy (Credo is a home school co-op in Lone Tree, CO) as well as  having overseen her daughters’ high school educations from home. Her older daughter graduated with Honors from VSA in 2015 and is currently a senior at the University of Iowa, and her younger daughter graduated Highest Honors from VSA in 2017 and is currently a sophomore at the University of Wyoming. Barbara, her husband Bob, and their daughters are members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, Colorado. To print a flyer, click here. To print a bulletin insert, click here. Dr. Barbara Helmkamp - “Who Done It? Geology as Forensic Science” Denver Society of Creation - October 4, 2018 A Clarification from Dr. Helmkamp: Erratum: The slide with coal deposits indicated on the 3-part geologic column shows cretaceous coal in the wrong place. (The textbox with “cretaceous coal” got displaced to the right when I was preparing my PowerPoint.) Clarification: The CO2 reservoir rock at McElmo Dome field (located in Montezuma County, CO) is Mississippian carbonate. This stratum lies below the natural gas-producing Shinarump sandstone which is Jurassic. While some CO2 is mantle-sourced (associated with volcanism/tectonism), and there is a lot of igneous rock nearby (namely Ute Mountain or “The Sleeping Ute”), this CO2 well- gas is probably not: its carbon-14 content is consistent with the PMC numbers for coal rather than for diamonds, as noted in my talk, suggesting that it is limestone-sourced and thus “organic” after a fashion (carbonaceous rock deriving from seashells) rather than inorganic.

In the Beginning, God…

Denver Society of Creation

Past Speakers

04 October 2018, 7 PM -

Ascension Lutheran

Church in Littleton

Dr. Barbara

Helmkamp

Ph. D. Physics

“Who Done It? Geology as

Forensic Science”

Genesis chapters 1-9 give the essential framework for earth's biological and physical history. God makes the cosmos in six days, including mankind—that is, Adam and Eve. Plants are given for food so there is no carnivory—until death enters the world with Adam's fall. Nine very long generations later, God sends a global flood that reconfigures the surface of the planet. A convincing case for the Flood is plainly seen in earth's rocks—assuming the eyewitness testimony isn't disallowed. Spoiler: Lord Peter Wimsey does exonerate the Duke of Denver from accusation of murder even though the jury never knows the Duke's whereabouts. About Dr. Helmkamp: Dr. Barbara S. Helmkamp has a Ph.D. in physics from Louisiana State  University and a B.S. Engineering in physics from Colorado School of  Mines, and she worked as a petrophysical engineer for the Shell Oil  Companies between undergraduate and graduate studies. She completed  the Lutheran Teacher Colloquy from Concordia University Texas while  teaching at St. Mark Lutheran Church & School in Houston, where she was  subsequently called. She is currently on the faculty of Veritas Scholars  Academy (V.S.A. is an online school out of Lancaster, PA). She also taught at  Credo Academy (Credo is a home school co-op in Lone Tree, CO) as well as  having overseen her daughters’ high school educations from home. Her older daughter graduated with Honors from VSA in 2015 and is currently a senior at the University of Iowa, and her younger daughter graduated Highest Honors from VSA in 2017 and is currently a sophomore at the University of Wyoming. Barbara, her husband Bob, and their daughters are members of Christ Our Savior Lutheran Church in Elizabeth, Colorado. To print a flyer, click here. To print a bulletin insert, click here. Dr. Barbara Helmkamp - “Who Done It? Geology as Forensic Science” Denver Society of Creation - October 4, 2018 A Clarification from Dr. Helmkamp: Erratum: The slide with coal deposits indicated on the 3-part geologic column shows cretaceous coal in the wrong place. (The textbox with “cretaceous coal” got displaced to the right when I was preparing my PowerPoint.) Clarification: The CO2 reservoir rock at McElmo Dome field (located in Montezuma County, CO) is Mississippian carbonate. This stratum lies below the natural gas- producing Shinarump sandstone which is Jurassic. While some CO2 is mantle- sourced (associated with volcanism/tectonism), and there is a lot of igneous rock nearby (namely Ute Mountain or “The Sleeping Ute”), this CO2 well-gas is probably not: its carbon-14 content is consistent with the PMC numbers for coal rather than for diamonds, as noted in my talk, suggesting that it is limestone-sourced and thus “organic” after a fashion (carbonaceous rock deriving from seashells) rather than inorganic.