by Alex Boesch, Student Public Relations Writer
Senior professor of geology Dr. John Whitmore will join film director Thomas Purifoy for a sequel to the 2017 documentary “Is Genesis History?,” highlighting historical evidence for the biblical Flood.
The sequel film, titled “Mountains After the Flood,” will focus on the rise of mountains in North America as the result of a post-Flood world. The film is currently in post-production and is set to release in spring 2023.
The 2017 film discusses creation by presenting scientific data on various topics from dinosaur bones to Noah’s Flood. The sequel will pick up at the end of the previous film, in the Rocky Mountains, concentrating more on a post-Flood world and, this time, showing scientists performing experiments in real time on camera.
Whitmore will join the production to discuss his research on fossil fish records recovered from post-Flood basins in Wyoming that formed as a result of rising mountains in the waning stages of the Flood.
Others involved include Dr. Del Tackett, creator of “The Truth Project,” returning to narrate the film and Dr. Andrew Snelling, director of research for Answers in Genesis, who presents his research on folded rock in the Grand Canyon.
Whitmore has dedicated much of his career to educating the next generation of creationist scientists. His value extends beyond the classroom, as he frequently travels with students to the Grand Canyon, where he is seen conducting research in the upcoming film.
“In my opinion, Dr. Whitmore is one of the most important scientists in the current creation science community,” said Purifoy. “He has trained more young creation geologists than anyone else in the world, and his research plays a central role in the film, and none of this could have happened without his support.”
Whitmore has deep roots in the creation science community, including the Creation Museum, where he was one of the early geological consultants for displays and content. Whitmore also has a significant relationship with Answers in Genesis, often reviewing and writing for Answers Magazine and teaching geology with Snelling each summer on a raft trip in the Grand Canyon.
Cedarville University served as a frequent filming location for various parts of the film.
“We have filmed multiple times at Cedarville University and found everyone incredibly accommodating,” said Purifoy. “Dr. Thomas White [President] was extremely supportive from the start, emphasizing the school’s commitment to a historic understanding of Genesis and the pursuit of creation science.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,715 undergraduate, graduate, and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is one of the largest private universities in Ohio, recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, including the Bachelor of Science in geology, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and high student engagement ranking. For more information about the University, visit cedarville.edu.