Recommended Baraminology Books

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Katagenos Species Concept and Classification System

From the time of Adam, mankind has been describing and classifying that variety of plants, animals, and other parts of creation which surround him. Scripture states that He created things ‘after their kind’ and so it seems most logical to try and determine what those kinds are in understanding creation and life. The Katagenos Species Concept focuses on communication as the key to determining kinds and the species (breeds) within a kind. The Natanzera Classification System continues to use the Linnaean Binomial base, but adjusts things to fit the evidence of Created Kinds and removes the assumptions added to it by evolutionism. What remains shows the incredible complexity of life and the amazing amount of variety and beauty that our Creator has made which is there for all of us to enjoy.

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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.

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Created Kinds

Created Kinds by Todd Elder. As the second volume in the Elder’s Model of Creation series, “Created Kinds” explores one of the core concepts of life. Who is the Creator? How is man different than the plants and animals? How can the amazing variety of animals we see today be explained through the concepts of Creationism and Baraminology? These questions are examined by looking at Scripture with an emphasis on the original Hebrew wording to clarify the basic concepts surrounding created kinds. As these questions are answered, the value and significance of life becomes clearer, encouraging a person to build a closer relationship with Our Creator.

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.’”

XLVIID. Last Updated: 12/02/2016
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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