Todd Wood Reading and References

Todd Wood Portrait

Todd Wood Portrait

Biography

Dr. Wood is a graduate of Liberty University and the University of Virginia. He worked for thirteen years at Bryan College before starting Core Academy of Science. Dr. Wood authored or co-authored more than 40 technical papers, and he currently serves as president of the Creation Biology Society.

Todd Wood works heavily with statistical baraminology. This includes the use of multidimensional scaling which also statistically measures the distance between one baramin and another. This method has typically shown a large baraminic distance around the rank of family. This strongly suggests that the most common comparison of a Created Kind with modern taxonomy is the family level.

Books

Genesis Kinds Book Cover

Genesis Kinds

Genesis Kinds by Todd Wood and Paul Garner. A belief in creationism, even in young-age creationism, does not necessitate belief in the unique creation of each species. Instead, many creationists accept a secondary origin of species from ancestors originally created by God. In this view, groups of modern species constitute the “Genesis kinds” that God originally created and beyond which evolution cannot proceed (if it can even be called ‘evolution’). In this collection of papers, six scholars examine the species and the Genesis kinds. Topics covered include the history of creationist and Christian perspectives on the origin of species, an analysis of the Hebrew word min (kind) from the perspective of biblical theology, a baseline of minimum speciation within kinds inferred from island endemics, a comprehensive list of proposed kinds from the mammalian fossil record, the occurrence of discontinuity between kinds, and the origin of new species by symbiosis.

Understanding the Pattern of Life

Understanding the Pattern of Life by Todd Wood, Kurt Wise, and Megan Murray – “From the Preface of “Understanding the Pattern of Life”: ‘I pray that what you are about to read will be unlike any creationist book that you have ever read. It has never been my intention to write yet another book about the truth of Scripture or perceived inadequacies of evolution. Instead, this book is an expression of my attempt, however feeble, to allow the truth of God to transform my view of biology. Rather than trying to prove the truth of Scripture, I assume it as a starting point. From there, I build what I believe to be a reasonable model of biology that fits both the facts of Scripture and the data of creation. You will find that evolutionary theories are mentioned only rarely, and when I do discuss them, I do so to highlight the differences between my ideas and the conventional view.’”

Articles and Journals

  • Wood, T.C. 2002. A baraminology tutorial with examples from the grasses (Poaceae). TJ 16(1):15-25.
  • Wood, T.C. 2005a. A creationist review of the history, geology, climate, and biology of the Gal’pagos Islands. CORE Issues in Creation 1:1-241.
  • Wood, T.C. 2005b. Visualizing baraminic distances using classical multidimensional scaling. Origins 57:9-29.
  • Wood, T.C. 2006. The current status of baraminology. Creation Research Society Quarterly 43(3):149-158.
  • Wood, T.C. 2008. Animal and Plant Baramins. CORE Issues in Creation 3:1-258.
  • Wood, T.C. 2010. Baraminological analysis places Homo habilis, Homo rudolfensis, and Australopithecus sediba in the human holobaramin. Answers Research Journal 3:71-90.
  • Wood, T.C. 2011a. Terrestrial mammal families and creationist perspectives on speciation. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 1:2-5.
  • Wood, T.C. 2011b. Using creation science to demonstrate evolution? Senter’s strategy revisited. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 24:914-918.
  • Wood, T.C. 2012. The uncertain baraminology of the Ericaceae. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 2:5.
  • Wood, T.C. 2013a. Australopithecus sediba, statistical baraminology, and challenges to identifying the human holobaramin. In: Horstemeyer, M., ed. Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Creationism. Creation Science Fellowship, Pittsburgh.
  • Wood, T.C. 2013b. The value of dental characters for resolving the baraminic status of Australopithecus sediba. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 3:4-5.
  • Wood, T.C. 2014a. Two kinds of varmints: The Baraminology of Raccoons (Procyon lotor) and Opossums (Didelphis virginiana). Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 4:12-18.
  • Wood, T.C. 2014b. Further investigations of the baraminology of weevils (Curculionidae): Is Platypodinae a holobaramin? Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 4:29.
  • Wood, T.C. 2016a. An evaluation of Homo naledi and ‘early’ Homo from a young-age creationist perspective. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 6:14-30.
  • Wood, T.C. 2016b. Baraminological analysis of cranial characters implies that Homo floresiensis was human. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 6:66-67.
  • Wood, T.C. 2016c. There is probably more than one ratite holobaramin. Journal of Creation Theology and Science Series B: Life Sciences 6:67.
  • Wood, T.C. and D.P. Cavanaugh. 2001. A baraminological analysis of subtribe Flaveriinae (Asteraceae) and the origin of biological complexity. Origins 52:7-27.
  • Wood, T.C., P.J. Williams, K.P. Wise, and D.A. Robinson. 1999. Summaries on camel baraminology. In: Robinson, D.A. and P.J. Williams, eds. Baraminology’99: Creation Biology for the 21st Century. Baraminology Study Group, pp. 9-18.
  • Wood, T.C., K.P. Wise, R. Sanders, and N. Doran. 2003. A refined baramin concept. Occasional Papers of the BSG 3:1-14.
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    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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