Glossary

Defining the Terminology of Creation, Evolution, and Baraminology

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Abiogenesis — Literally life from non-life. In biology, the concept that atoms, molecules, and proteins randomly came together to form the first living thing capable of reproduction. A required transition from the Natural Origins of the universe to the Theory of Evolution.
Apobaramin — Cladistics term for multiple holobaramins
Archaebaramin — Cladistic term for the original members of a baramin
Autotroph — An organism which produces nutrition from simple elements like sunlight and carbon dioxide [compare with heterotroph]

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Baraminology — Literally the study of created kinds. The taxonomic study and classification of the created kinds of animals.
Baramin — General created kind
Baraminology — Literally the study of created kinds. The taxonomic study and classification of the created kinds of animals.

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Cladistics — Classification of organism based upon branching descendancy from a common ancestor
Creation — That which was made to exist, both physically and spiritually, by the Creator.
Creator — A descriptive title of the One Most High which describes His position as maker of the universe.
Cladistics — Classification of organism based upon branching descendancy from a common ancestor
Cognitum —
Continuity — The reproductive and genetic connections that occur within a kind. One way of stating micro-evolution that has occurred.

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Day Age Theory — The concept that the days of creation found in the book of Genesis were actually long periods of time. Some versions include the evolution process in these time periods.
Death — The ceasing of life in a person or animal. Physically the end of metabolic functions. Spiritually removal from Elohim.
Discontinuity — The reproductive and genetic isolation from one kind to another. One way of stating that macro-evolution does not occur.

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Elohim — A descriptive title from the Hebrew meaning our Mighty One or Powerful Leader. Often translated into ‘God’ in English Bibles.
Evolution — A theory stating that all plants and animals developed from earlier and more simple forms by slight variations in each generation.
Environmental Acclimation — The biogeographical adaptations of an individual within a species or population caused by the local environment.
Eukaryote — Cells contain a nucleus – includes animals, plants,fungus, and some algae [compare with prokaryote]
Evolution — A theory stating that all plants and animals developed from earlier and more simple forms by slight variations in each generation.

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Floral Formula — A concise format for describing the parts of a flower.

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Gap Theory — A concept suggesting that there was a large amount of time between Genesis 1 — 1 and Genesis 1 — 2. During this time it suggests that Lucifer rebelled or that mankind prior to Adam and Eve were destroyed.
Genetics — the study of inheritance of characteristics
Genotype — the genetic composition of an organism
Genetics — the study of inheritance of characteristics
Genotype — the genetic composition of an organism

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Heterotroph — An organism which receives nutrition from complex organic substances [compare with autotroph]
Holobaramin — Cladistic term for a single entire baramin – all members are related by ancestry

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Materialism — Philosophical concept suggesting that matter is the only reality and that everything in the universe can be explained only in terms of matter.
Morphology — the study of form and structure
Macro-evolution — The evolutionary concept that large scale changes (such as change in form) occur over long periods of time due to increasing genetic material and mutations.
Micro-evolution — Small scale changes (such as fur color) caused by genetic drift of existing DNA within a population.
Monobaramin — Cladistic term for a single (but not necessarily entire) represented baramin.
Morphology — the study of form and structure

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Natural Philosophy — A philosophy based on the concept that everything can be explained by natural processes and materials and that nothing spiritual is needed.

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Old Earth Creationism — A concept suggesting that the Almighty created the Earth, but did so over a long period of time. Often used to mix Creationism with Evolution and allow the Earth to be billions of years old.

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Palaeobaramin — previous baramin populations
Phenetics — grouping organisms based on overall similarity
Phenotype — the physical characteristics of an organism
Phylogenetic — the relationship between members of a group and the development and derivation of a group from its ancestors
Polybaramin — Cladistic term for multiple (but not necessarily entire) represented baramins.
Post-zygotic Barrier — Something that prevents a fertilized egg from developing into a fertile adult
Pre-zygotic Barrier — Something that prevents fertilization
Prokaryote — Cells do not contain a nucleus nor organelles [compare with eukaryote]

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Science — The process of or body of knowledge gained from the observation, study, and experimentation of the physical world or universe.
Scientific Naturalism — A scientific endeavor to prove Natural Philosophy.
Secular — A belief that anything spiritual, religious, or supernatural does not exist.
Systematics — the study of identification, taxonomy, and nomenclature of organisms
Systematics — the study of identification, taxonomy, and nomenclature of organisms

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Taxonomy — the science of defining groups of organism on the basis of shared characteristics
Theistic Evolution — A concept suggesting that Creation and Evolution can both be correct by allowing the Creator to make His creation through the process of Evolution.
Taxonomy — the science of defining groups of organism on the basis of shared characteristics

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Young Earth Creationism — The literal understanding of the scriptural account of Creation dating the age of the Earth to be approaching 6,000 years.

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XLV. Last Updated: 19/01/2016
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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