God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Sometimes we get some wild and bizarre variations within the different kinds of animals, but never do they become something other than their own kind. Sometimes these variations can be limited mechanical breeding capability [e.g.
According to Biblical predictions, each kind of animal would have been given a unique code that allows it to reproduce specifically with its own kind, and nothing else. If this is the case, we should find genetic limits or boundaries between major kinds of animals.
Though the typical evolutionist insists that a "kind" is not a scientific classification, even Charles Darwin himself used the term "kind" in its proper context.|
"... the greyhound, bloodhound, terrier, spaniel, and bulldog, which we all know
"... would have the best chance of surviving and of
"... they will have a better chance of surviving and
"In treatises on many
"... from being sterile, they cannot
"... some of the higher animals, which
"Yet these birds... they exist in infinite numbers and of
"Some of the
-Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, P.F. Collier & Sons, 1909
We cover more on the problem with defining "species" in Evolution: A New-Age Religion - What is a Species?" here at creationliberty.com.
What makes something scientific is not based on what an evolutionist believes, but what is observation in nature; for example, according to Biblical prediction, horses will always produce the horse kind. Horses, zebras, and mules are all varieties within the horse kind. All of them can be bred together. The important point to note is that horses cannot breed with giraffes, dogs, or deer because they are not the same kind of animal, and no amount of selective or natural breeding will change them into anything else but a horse, which demonstrates the observational evidence is in favor of God's Word over evolution.
If evolutions wants to BELIEVE that long ago, and far away (millions and billions of unobservable years ago), horses came from something that was not a horse, they are welcome to believe that, but that is not part of science. That's a religious worldview that someone chooses to believe in, and that should be left in religious institutions, not published in public school science textbooks.
(Read "Did U.S. Courts Ban Creation?" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)
A recent example of the Biblical kinds being discovered can be found in the
For Biblical creationists, it is important to understand that we do not know all the lines between the kinds, but just because we are not sure in every case, does not prove that we all came from a hot bowl of soup three billion years ago. I challenge biologists to start doing research to discover the boundaries between different kinds of animals, and some have already begun:
"[R]esearchers are looking more closely at the question, 'What animals constitute a kind?' The first in a series, this paper explains how the different kinds will be displayed in the Ark Encounter and the reasons behind the groupings.
The majority of the 'original kinds' classifications will be determined from known examples of hybridization,"
-Answers Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 2, April-June, 2012; See also Jean K. Lightner & Tom Hennigan, "Determining the Ark Kinds," Answers Research Journal, Vol. 4, 2011, p. 195-201, [www.answersingenesis.org/articles/arj/v4/n1/ark-kinds-flood-baraminology-cognitum]