Exploring Life

The focus of these journal entries is … LIFE. The study of Created Kinds is, for myself, largely a way to study life. Life is precious and it is amazing to see the variety that can be found in different places – day or night, forest or desert, and mountain or valley.

Exploring Our World

There is no better way to learn about an environment than by spending time within it and directly experiencing the heat/cold, dry/wet, forested/desert/grassland, and high/low altitude differences. It becomes easier to understand why the plants and animals have acclimated to each environment as they have.

The Journey to Explore Life

I do not go to Native American Indians for advice because of obvious differences in religious beliefs. However, discussions and conversations tend to occur wherever I travel. I stayed in a campground which was owned and operated by a Native American remnant band. In this instance, the campground host was somewhat interested in my work and caught on to something basic I was not seeing myself.

The Hidden Variety of Life

One of the first lessons I learned when I started traveling to research Created Kinds was the incredible amount of variety that can be seen in plants and animals … if one takes the time to look. Much of it is physically hidden from view and much of it is hidden from common knowledge because of generalizations about both the environment and the organisms themselves.

Birds in the Morning!

Sometimes I work late enough that I get to witness the dawning and the sunrise. The light is beautiful … often better than the sunsets. Suddenly, the animals are all active – insects, cats, dogs, bees, cattle, herds … whatever is around wakes up and welcomes the day by starting their routine.

Chlorophyll Green Supports Life

One of the things I have learned to appreciate is the color of chlorophyll green in the environment around myself. When the Creator made the plants, he designed them to do something very little else on Earth can do … take sunlight and turn it into stored energy in a usable form like sugar and starch. This is one of the incredible achievements of the chlorophyll molecule. This storage is the basis of food for animals and man.

Last Updated: 06 / 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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