Distribution of Biodiversity

Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

(Hebrews 11:1) KJV

There were two horses on Noah’s ark but now there are at least seven species in genus Equus. That’s speciation or macro-evolution. It’s not a problem because the process of evolution has a scriptural context.

The nuance to understand is that the process of evolution produced the current distribution of biodiversity on Earth, but it’s not the origin of life. Divide and conquer. Only this time the scientific community did it for us.

The documented process of evolution, macro and micro, began after the fall of man but we can be even more specific about it’s context. Bear in mind that the Bible refers to kinds of animals and plant, not species.

A KIND is a mating pair of individuals with the potential genetic variability to give rise to whole families and genera. KINDS give rise to species through the process of devolution.

– KIND, definition

Species concepts are a human contrivance designed for the systematic arrangement of information. The genetic variability of one of the original kinds was as much as we see in a current family or genus.

Devolution is the process of genetic change over time by which the animal kinds saved on Noah’s ark gave rise to the current distribution of biodiversity.

– Devolution, context

Creationists should stop worrying about the evolution issue, they would be better served to illustrate that science vs. faith is a false dichotomy. In current propaganda faith is defined as belief without evidence, but since we all have the same evidence the definition isn’t valid. Faith is believing in something that you can’t see, because you have evidence.

We all have the same evidence. Our choice of paradigm determines what we think it’s evidence of.

Matty’s Razor

When God flooded the Earth in the time of Noah it was a reboot of biological diversity and human culture. The animals and people dispersed from the landing site of the ark, with a little help from God in the case of Babel, and migrated across the surface of the Pangaea super-continent before the formation of tectonic plates.

This solves the issue of overcrowding on Noah’s ark. For example: there were two horses on Noah’s ark with the genetic variability that has been subsequently expressed as what we classify as the seven species of genus Equus. There didn’t need to be 14 horses on the ark, a pair for each species. This is how we get the process of evolution to work in the creation narrative.


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