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Prof. Thomas G. Barnes
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Prof. Thomas G. Barnes About
World Science Database Profile
(Died: October 23, 2001)
Professor of Physics, Editor of Galilean Electrodynamics
Interests: Electrodynamics, Gravity, Electron Age: 82

Dr. Thomas Grogard Barnes, Professor Emeritus of Physics, was a "Physicist's Physicist" and a man of great character. Immensely popular with his students, he was warmly referred to by many as Dr. ?Two Gun? Barnes. He earned degrees from Hardin-Simmons University and Brown University. His academic advisor, the famous Dr. R. Bruce Lindsey, referred to him as one of his most talented graduate students. He served at the University of Texas El Paso (UTEP) from 1938 until his retirement in 1981. Barnes published more that 35 articles and five books.

A young-earth creationist, Dr. Barnes helped found the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) in 1964, the Creation Research Society in 1972, and the ICR Graduate School in 1981. He is well-known for his studies of the earth's magnetic field, which he claimed decays in accordance with a young earth paradigm. Several of his writings from the 1970s and 1980s explore the foundations of electrodynamics, and suggest alternative mechanisms for understanding relativity based on feedback and classical electromagnetic theory. His early physical models for the electron inspired later scientists like David Bergman and Charles W. Lucas of Common Sense Science. Barnes was a founding editor of Galilean Electrodynamics in 1990 and of Foundations of Science in 1997.

Accomplishments:

  • 1943-1945. During World War II as Electrical Engineer, Division of Physical War Research, where he invented DODAR, an electronic device used by the Marines for locating enemy guns
  • 1943-1946. Consulting Physicist, U.S. Navy
  • 1952-1953. On leave as a Visiting Fellow at Brown University
  • 1953-1965. Director of the Schellenger Research Laboratories
  • 1965-1976. Consulting Physicist for Globe Universal Sciences and Shell Development Company
  • 1981-1983. Dean of the Graduate School, Institute for Creation Research, El Cajon, California

Other credentials:

  • Served four years as President of the Creation Research Society
  • Chairman of the Textbook Committee for BIOLOGY, A Search For Order in Complexity (Zondervan)
  • Chairman of the Committee on Openness in Science. It was signed by more than 700 creationist scientists
  • Served on the Editorial Board of the science journal Galilean Electrodynamics.

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