Understanding Created Kinds and Species

Bell Curve Example

Kinds vs. Species Bell Curve

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.

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.

Kinds and Species Chart

Kinds and Species Chart

Kinds and Macroevolution Chart

Kinds and Macroevolution Chart

This chart summarizes the ranges of both Created Kinds and Macroevolution on the evolutionary classification scale. A more complete description of this chart can be found in the article ‘Comparing Variation within a Kind to Microevolution and Macroevolution‘.

Last Updated: 24/09/2017
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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