Creation Science and Studies of Baraminology

Believers in universal common ancestry get a mite riled when biblical creationists discuss the created kinds (e.g., Gen. 1:25). Ironically, Carl Linnaeus, who got the taxonomy ball rolling, was a creationist who believed in the created kinds. Creation scientists are working out the details of baraminology

While creationists do accept speciation and variation, some of our scientists have models of baraminology. This is the study of the created kinds.
Credit: RGBStock / Graeme Rainsbury
Don't be disunderstanding me now, creationists do believe in speciation and variations. There are some creation scientists who are exploring the created kinds, which would be a larger category than species. As with any scientific model, there are differing views that need to be worked out. Remember that creation science models come and go, but creationists who propose them agree on the truth of God's written Word. Two distinct views used in the pursuit of this science are discussed.
New genomics-based statistical approaches have helped us in baraminology research. There is currently much genomic data available in the public databases suitable for baraminology studies. This paper discusses the strengths and weaknesses of both morphology-based and genomics-based methods. It is hoped that the use of both types of methods will complement one another in future baraminology research. With more than one line of evidence, baramin membership can be determined with more conīŦdence. This also allows us to classify a greater number of species, since if one type of data (i.e. morphological) is unavailable, another data type (such as genomic data) may still be available for analysis.

To finish reading, kindly head on over to "Comparison of morphology-based and genomics-based baraminology methods". Also, the webinar recording below was done by one of the authors of the linked article:


DFH said…
Disunderstanding must be a typo
Bob Sorensen said…
Nope. Part of my cowboy lingo.