Genetics and the Old Recipe Box

Nonfiction books in libraries are usually filed according to the Dewey Decimal System, grouping subjects in an order that many people prefer (unlike the Library of Congress system). This child was reasonably skilled at using the library card catalog. It was a pointer of sorts, indicating the probable place on the shelf where a book was located.

More involved was another system, unique to each designer, of recipe cards. Standard index cards were stored in metal or wooden boxes, having details of recipe ingredients and instructions. They were often grouped by subjects.

Recipe Box, Flickr / Joy Garnett (CC BY-SA 2.0), modified
The article featured below takes a unique approach that shows similarities and differences between the ol' recipe box and the science of genetics pioneered by creationist Gregor Mendel (peas be upon him). Both have sets of instructions for making an organism. Some living things could have similar ingredients, but differences in finer details yield different results. The Creator used similar ingredients in making his creations.
There is a vast array of recipes, from the amoeba to Aunt Melva. The earth is filled with living organisms that fill every niche in every ecosystem—God’s created kinds, adapting and flourishing as they have gone out to fill the earth. For centuries now, we have attempted to identify a filing system that would help us make sense of the “kinds” that God placed here on the earth.

The entire article is found at "How Grandma’s Recipes Can Remind Us of God’s Recipes for Life–Genomes."