Bears as Evidence for Creation

There are many varieties of bears roaming several parts of the world, including the famous grizzly bear (a subspecies of the larger brown bear in coastal regions), and the endangered sloth bear living in India. Evolutionists and biblical creationists superficially agree that they had a common ancestor.

Where we differ is that Darwinists think that everything evolved through evolution, time, chance, natural selection, and luck, but creationists believe in the biblical created kinds mentioned in Genesis. Natural selection played a part in bear speciation, but the original created kinds had the necessary genetic material already.

Creationists and evolutionists agree that bears have a common ancestor, but there are major differences. Diversity in bears show the Creator's work.
Brown Bear, Pixabay / Robert Balog
Bears of long ago would not have looked and acted exactly like those we have today, and many of the features are hidden away because they are anatomical. Also, some have claws that are useful for digging, others have claws that help them climb. Most are vegetarian, but others will eat whatever is handy. The Creator designed bears so they could survive and adapt to many conditions.
From the thick stomach lining of the panda and the partially webbed paws of the polar bear, to the insect-sucking muzzle of the sloth bear, bears provide a fascinating example of the variety of specialized characteristics existing within one family.

The bear family (Ursidae) consists of eight species, four of which are contained in the Ursus group: the brown bear, American black bear, Asiatic black bear and polar bear. Even within this group (known as a genus) the variation is wide.

To read the rest of this CMI classic, click on "Bears across the world."