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It is interesting to note how secularists continue to modify their ideas about supposed biological evolution when they find new information. One example that was published recently concerns bird speciation. Even though the evolutionists still cling to their millions of years, they are at least admitting that things can happen more rapidly than they realized.
In a recent study, a team of scientists found that bird speciation in many parts of the world has happened “rapidly and recently.” (You can read the full news report.)
Of course, when they say “recently,” they mean in the last 50 million years. From the biblical creationist viewpoint, speciation in land animals has occurred over the last 4,300 years or so—since the land animal kinds disembarked from Noah’s Ark.
You see, we know that all the variations among animal kinds that we see today have developed within the original kinds of animals that left Noah’s Ark after the Flood. (The biblical “kind” is usually thought to be at the family level of classification.) Animals do change over time—often a very short time—through a reshuffling of the various options available in their genetic material. But none of this reshuffling results in an increase of genetic information. And such shuffling doesn’t need to take millions of years at all!
Evolutionists often claim that mutations can increase genetic information. But even when mutations occur and add to the variability, they do not increase the genetic information so as to provide the raw material to produce new kinds of animals, as evolutionists claim. In no case does any mutation provide the information to become—to evolve into—a new kind of organism. Dogs in a population may vary in hair length, but they never become non-dogs!
We recently published in the Answers Research Journal Dr. Jean Lightner’s research on the living mammalian kinds that were likely present on Noah’s Ark. You can read the article online. Dr. Lightner found that there were only around 137 mammalian kinds needed on the Ark.
Now, consider the great diversity of mammal species we see in the world today—all from just 137 kinds! Dr. Lightner and several other creation scientists will continue to research the number of kinds of living and fossil mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and birds. These papers will be published in our Answers Research Journal once they are written and reviewed. I encourage you to read Dr. Lightner’s research on the living mammal kinds on the Ark as well as the other papers in the series, which will be published over the next year or so.
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