/ wrote:In the passage of Genesis depicting the origin of the earth, God uses a definition of the word meaning "kind" that would be most accurately described as a creature that can make offspring, this definition of "kind" does not refer to "species" in its historical context.20 Then God said, “Let the waters [ad]teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.” 21 God created the great sea monsters and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarmed after their kind, and every winged bird after its kind; and God saw that it was good. 22 God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” 23 There was evening and there was morning, a fifth day.
24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so. 25 God made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and God saw that it was good.
This must be true in order to be logically constant with the records of Noah.13 Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth. 14 Make for yourself an ark of gopher wood; you shall make the ark with rooms, and shall cover it inside and out with pitch. 15 This is how you shall make it: the length of the ark three hundred cubits, its breadth fifty cubits, and its height thirty cubits. 16 You shall make a window for the ark, and finish it to a cubit from the top; and set the door of the ark in the side of it; you shall make it with lower, second, and third decks. 17 Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish. 18 But I will establish My covenant with you; and you shall enter the ark—you and your sons and your wife, and your sons’ wives with you. 19 And of every living thing of all flesh, you shall bring two of every kind into the ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female. 20 Of the birds after their kind, and of the animals after their kind, of every creeping thing of the ground after its kind, two of every kind will come to you to keep them alive. 21 As for you, take for yourself some of all food which is edible, and gather it to yourself; and it shall be for food for you and for them.” 22 Thus Noah did; according to all that God had commanded him, so he did.
Studies show that for the size of Noah's ark; for the mathematics of the vessel and the weight of the animals with supplies to sustain them would, by the laws of physic, only be possible if "kind" refers to a representative of Genus or Family, rather than species.
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Divergent species within the same genus can often interbreed, but the resulting animal is typically sterile; such as is the case between lions and tigers. Given this information, the animals on Noah's ark would logically need to be a common ancestor before this divergence, ergo some evolution must have taken place afterwards in order to account for the now distinct species.
You have just hit on something here that most people do not realize. All species come from their kind. You do not need to have every species of dog in the "Ark" because within the DNA of each Dog consist the possible pro-mutation of each type of dog. In other words, within the great German Shepard DNA is a tiny Chihuahua that under the right set of circumstances will come to exist. Or better said that within each German Shepard DNA exist the possibility of the creation of the Chihuahua under the right set of circumstances. This is not evolution but mutation.
This is where many rational minds lose their way in the assumption that Mutations and Natural selection are tools of evolution. They are not. They are facts that aid in the survival of the species but do not turn one animal such as a snake into a bird. That mechanism simply does not exist. And I am not the one stating this. This has been stated by scientist but I am just too damn tired to go and find a reference for it. But with in my comments I have quoted so many scientist that I bet ya it's in there some where.
In the case of Noah's Ark, it is assumed that Noah had two pairs of every cat. A lion, a Tiger, a Bear, Oh my... A Bobcat, a Tomcat, a big cat and a little cat, (who cares), The point is that mutations can occur and more rapidly then the hoax of evolution and from one kind of Cat, we can have every species of Cat on the planet. Just like from one man we now have every color and type of man that live on the planet today. Black men, White men, Red men and Yellow all came from one original kind of man and mutated to their individual environment on the face of the planet in order to best survive in their surroundings.
But again, this is not evolution but Darwinists would have you believe that it is proof that evolution is real. They would say, "Just take a look at the divergent species of man all around you." Perhaps the Intelligent Creator of all life, simply enjoys to see diversity in life.