Genesis 1 repeats ten times that God created creatures separately according to various “kinds.” Today’s species show the potential variation that God designed within the original kinds, but this variety remains limited—cats are still cats, and dogs are dogs.
The current system of classification is based on the pioneering work of the creation scientist Carolus Linnaeus. He eventually taught that new organisms that arose were all derived from the primae speciei (original kinds) and were a part of God’s original plan because He placed the potential for variation in the original creation. Modern biblical creationists still use the concept.
The desire to classify modern creatures—based on the original created kinds—has spawned a new field of biology known as baraminology. Is there any way for a scientist to identify the original kinds that Adam named?
The whole range of canids, from domesticated dogs to wolves to jackals and beyond, constitutes the diversified members of the original “dog” kind.
A recent study has confirmed what was proposed in 1793—that the dingo, a wild Australian canine, is a species in its own right, not simply a breed of wild dog.
This extinct frog species, preserved in amber for us to find today, is just another example of God’s limitless creativity.
Forget evolution’s tree of life. God made an entire orchard of “kinds” all at once.
By studying the diversity of animals on Noah’s ship, we can understand how many creatures were destroyed in the flood and how so few animals repopulated the earth with the variety we enjoy today.
Beneath Noah’s Ark illustrations and toys is a faulty assumption that the creatures on Noah’s Ark looked like the ones we see today.
As researchers sequence the DNA of more organisms, they find species (like the red wolf) they called unique physically are not so unique genetically.
While there is a straightforward answer, the issue of animal “kinds” is crucial to grasp when answering common objections concerning Noah and the Ark.
God designed “man’s best friend” to produce a vast array of types, each with a suite of traits just right for a special need.
If God finished creating on Day Six, why did so many varieties of animals and plants appear after Creation Week?
Although baraminologists have noted that their conclusions are tentative, this fact is not emphasized enough.
Whether it’s the answer to “which came first: the chicken or the egg?” or the corollary answer to that classic riddle “why did the chicken cross the road?” Darwin’s answer to the origin of the chicken was wrong.
Scientists from the U.S., Germany, and Switzerland have “calculated the date at which the African and the Asian elephant went their separate ways”—supposedly some 7.6 million years ago.