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From Flood Geology
An aura of mystery surrounds the Galápagos Islands, located off South America’s coast in the Pacific Ocean. Why are so many species of animals found only on these islands? Why do they play such a prominent role in the debate over origins?
As creationists, we must frequently remind detractors that we do not deny that species vary, change, and even appear over time. The biodiversity represented in the 8.7 million or so species in the world is a testament, not to random chance processes, but to the genetic variability and potential for diversification within the created kinds.
Before the time of Charles Darwin, a false idea had crept into the church—the belief in the “fixity” or “immutability” of species. According to this view, each species was created in precisely the same form that we find it today. The Bible nowhere teaches that species are fixed and unchanging.
While biologists debate what constitutes a species, the Bible alludes to a much broader category, called a “kind.” The biblical kind often includes many different species, but they still belong to the same family.
Nine out of ten species alive today have arisen in the last 200,000 years, according to a genetic study looking at select portions of DNA from 100,000 species.
Evolutionists seek to explain the origin of species from a single, hypothetical, primordial life-form by means of progressive change and natural selection.
All of these data together lead to testable scientific predictions that put the evolutionary and old-earth creation models to shame.
This study shows that created heterozygosity, together with natural processes that are observable, is sufficient to account for species’ diversity.PDF Download
Kenneth Keathley distinguishes our view from universal common ancestry, but putting “Ken Ham Embraces Evolution” as the title of his post is highly misleading.
As researchers sequence the DNA of more organisms, they find species (like the red wolf) they called unique physically are not so unique genetically.
The mechanism of speciation remains one of the most contested scientific questions among both evolutionists and creationists.PDF Download
The Galápagos Islands are a scientist’s dream come true.
Sturgeon, thought to exist in only around 29 species worldwide, have long been considered living fossils.
Only time will tell whether Keith Bennett’s “chaos theory of evolution” will catch on, but we’ll at least give his new idea a listen.
Killer whales “are still evolving, and quickly,” BBC News reports. But is it really so?
Some say dogs are man’s best friend, and that seems to be true for creationists as well.
The kangaroo may be an Australian icon, but according to some scientists, kangaroos and other marsupials have American roots.
Rapid speciation (multiple species descending from a single population) is often cited as confirmation of the creation worldview. Can we say the same when no speciation occurs?
You may not have been asking, but some scientists think they have the answer to where small dogs “evolved.”
In the early 1700s, if someone said something about a “species” or “genus,” it would have had nothing to do with classification systems.
Evolution observed in nature—again! Will it convince us this time?
Darwin fans fret no more. From the climes of Canada comes definitive proof of evolution in action. At least, that’s what the headline says.
Whether to lump or split species is an ongoing debate among biologists.
Rapid speciation occurs to a butterfly population on an island in the South Pacific.
A recent evolutionary finding from Central and South America lends support to creationists’ post-Flood speciation model.
Scientists from North Carolina’s Duke University claim to have demonstrated, for the first time, “an evolutionary connection between available food supplies and brain size.”