Speciation, Evolution, and Creation

There are several aspects of speciation that are shocking — shocking, I tell you — to both secularists and biblical creationists alike. Although Russell Watchtower and the Ministry of Truth at the Darwin Ranch crank out propaganda that Darwinian scientists are unified (and people believe it), the truth is quite different.

It is to be expected that there are disagreements among evolutionists about whether or not some critters should be classified as a different species, but there are numerous species concepts. Also, speciation and variation are well in keeping with biblical creation science!

22 species of birds, art ca. 1870s via Boston Public Library
The waters continue to get a mite murky. There are four main ways that scientists explain speciation, but some of those are controversial. Other times, they may overlap. Creationists have been accused of believing in the fixity of species, where God created everything "as is". Informed creationists do not hold to that view, which may be traced back to Carl Linnaeus' system of classification.

At one time, Linnaeus did believe in the fixity of species, but he was refining his work. He thought species were the same as the biblical kinds. Since the kinds are more along the lines of family and not the smaller division of species, Linnaeus changed his views. Besides, speciation and variation can be seen in nature and through human intervention. If you study on it a spell, you'll see that speciation is important to creation science because the kinds that went on Noah's Ark diversified for survival after the Genesis Flood.

When Charles Darwin wrote his infamous book, On the Origin of Species, he was attempting to explain why and how new species develop. In a sense, it was a reactionary book, reacting to many of Darwin’s contemporaries believing that species existed in an unbroken line from creation with no changes. Over 150 years later, the idea of speciation remains an active, and sometimes controversial, area of biology.

Speciation is particularly relevant to creationists because a common evolutionary argument is that Noah could not have fit all the extant species on the ark. Given there are 6.5 million named species and as many as an estimated 50 million total living species, this criticism would be valid, except for one tiny point. Noah did not take every species on the ark.

The rest of this extremely interesting article is found at "Where Do All the Species Come From?" Also of interest is "The Evolutionary Speciation Battle Rages On."