Dr. Walt Brown is the Director of the Center for Scientific Creation and works full-time in research, writing, and speaking on origins. Dr. Brown obtained his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he was a National Science Foundation fellow.
Dr. Brown is the subject of a chapter of Christian Men of Science: Eleven Men Who Changed the World by George Mulfinger and Julia Mulfinger Orozco.
Glenn Morton, an Old Earth Creationist who holds a BS in engineering from the University of Oklahoma claims, using differential equations, that, according to his understanding of Brown's conceptions of the events leading to the Great Flood, the Earth would have had to be perfectly smooth, directly contradicting biblical references to mountains.
In early December 2011 Dr. Brown accepted a debate challenge from an evolutionist, Fergus Mason, who refused to accept Dr. Brown's hydroplate theory. During initial discussions about what personal information Brown required for the debate to proceed it emerged that Brown was forwarding all of Mason's emails to the owner of the Conservative News and Views (CNAV) blog, without removing details such as Mason's private telephone number. When challenged about this Brown insisted on his right to distribute Mason's personal details as he wished and stated that he, not Mason, would evaluate any security concerns that Mason - a former soldier - had about this distribution. He then offered to let Mason give details of his military service and current job to a university debate club coach to decide if his concerns were valid. Mason declined, on the grounds that such a person is not qualified to make that decision, and stated that he would give the information directly to Brown himself as soon as he received an assurance that it wouldn't be passed on to anyone else. At this point Brown went silent; as of 29 December 2011 he had not contacted Mason since 16 December, despite repeated emails asking him to proceed with the planning of the debate. Mason then informed Brown via both email and a post on CNAV (which was promptly deleted) that if no response was received by midnight on 30 December he would regard Brown as having withdrawn from the debate.
- In the Beginning:Compelling Evidence for Creation and the Flood by Dr. Walt Brown. ISBN 1878026089
- Center for Scientific Creation
- The Hydroplate Theory - The Flood ( Newer version! ), April 5, 2013–11-minute explanation of the hydroplate theory by Walt Brown