Baraminology Digest – December 2016

The past month has been relatively quiet as far as Baraminology News is concerned. So instead, I will simply give an update on the project to make a definitive list of Created Kinds that is happening at Baraminology Quest.

Within the last couple years I previously wrote:

“Many people ask what taxonomic level is equated with the Created Kinds. This is a poor and overly simplistic question. Historically, our taxonomic system has been based on similar morphology (appearance). Created Kinds is based on breeding capability. These are two different systems and they do not necessarily equate to each other. Simply put, Kinds do not equate to any one taxonomic rank.”

As well as:

“To illustrate the point better, I turn to the standard statistical bell-shaped curve. Many are familiar with this curve in regards to receiving grades (A, B, C, D, F) in school. Most people will receive a C grade, a few will receive either a B or a D grade, and rarely will someone receive an A or F grade. Similarly, most of the Kinds equate with the Family level, a few with the Genus or Super-Family level, and rarely it will equate with the Species or Order levels.”

Well, now I have some specific data to show what the bell curve actually looks like and it is shifted slightly higher in rank than expected.

So far, there are 360 Created Kinds listed among reptiles, birds, and mammals. 297 of them (82.5%) fall at the Family level: the remaining Kinds include: 32 orders, 2 suborder, 1 infraorder, 2 superfamily, 23 subfamily, and 3 genera. That places 37 Kinds above Family, 26 below Family, and none (so far) at species level. Quite an interesting mix. More detailed info at: www.baraminology.net/animalia/

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Todd Elder

Todd Elder

Todd Elder has a deep desire to understand and experience Creation. As a Baraminologist, his current research includes developing the Katagenos Species Concept, the Natanzera Classification System, and the Floral Formula Method of determining Plant Kinds. As an author and speaker, his books and seminar materials are designed to encourage a growing relationship with the Creator.
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