Hydroplate Theory 101







These lessons will take you through part 2 of the textbook “In The Beginning” by Dr. Walt Brown, PhD. 

NOTE:  Participants are NOT required to read the book.  You can simply attend the video lectures if that works for you.  However, for students using the course for credit, I recommend to try reading as much of the text as you can.  (Text assignments will appear at the bottom of each lesson.)

Click here for a video introduction to this book.   This 15-minute video will give you an overview of what is in the book, a very short bio of the author, and directions on how to access the book online  (The websites I will show you are www.creationscience.com and hpt.rsr.org/flipbook/)

Each of these links will take you to an info page for that lesson where you can access the lesson videos, download any template pages you will need, see activity and lab suggestions, and see my suggestions for follow-up reading.

I will post the lesson videos several day before the date listed so you can watch them ahead of time if you’d like to.  Then on the official lesson day, you can use the zoom link provided to join the live class.  From 7-8pm we will watch the lesson videos together, then from 8-9pm we’ll have a full hour of Q&A.


Lesson 1 (Initial conditions)

     1) List of features on our planet we would like to explain, 2) comparison of initial conditions, HPT versus chemical/geological evolution, 3) how to evaluate theories.

Lesson 2  (Supercritical water, SCW)

     1) Basic information on phases of water,  2) supercritical water,  3) what supercritical water did to the granite crust in the Great Deep.

Lesson 3 (Overview, Rupture Phase)

    1) Basic mechanical engineering terms you will need to know  2) HPT overview chart  3) Rupture Phase

Lesson 4  (Liquefaction)

    Introduction to sedimentation and liquefaction (the Flood Phase)

Lesson 5 (Compression Event)

    In this lesson we learn about the Compression Event at the end of the Flood Phase.

Lesson 6 (Limestone)

    We learn basics about limestone and compare HPT explanation of limestone to the mainstream story.

Lesson 7 (Grand Canyon)

   This lesson gives the HPT explanation for the formation of the Grand Canyon.

Lesson 8  (Trenches, earthquakes)

We learn the standard theory for ocean trenches and earthquakes, then compare with HPT.

Lesson 9  (Volcanoes and Seamounts)

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