After Their Kind
One of the most significant differences between Creation and evolution
is whether or not animals are capable of changing from one kind of
animal into an entirely different kind of animal. While it is obvious
that animals are capable of great variation, the many breeds of dog
demonstrate that quite clearly, what evolution demands is something
quite different. Evolution theory says that fish changed into reptiles
and that reptiles changed into both mammals and birds. Both the Bible
and genetics tell us that that is impossible.
There has never been a case of any animal observed to change into another kind of animal. All research into mutations show that major changes by animals are impossible. For years scientists have been experimenting with fruit flies, exposing them to radiation, chemicals and anything else they can think of to create mutations. Scientists have succeeded in mutating the fruit flies into some very bizarre varieties, but in the thousands of generations of mutated fruit flies, they have never been able to produce anything but more fruit flies. The evidence shows us that today animals are not capable of changing from one kind of animal into another, but what about in the fossil record?
Although evolutionists routinely claim that there are transitional forms, in between, animals in the fossil record, no true example of a transitional form, such as a fish growing feet or a reptile sprouting feathers has ever been found. What the evolutionists are doing is simply inventing stories about them.
One of the most commonly claimed examples of transitional animals used by evolutionists is the so-called horse series. Used to show the supposed evolution of the horse, even evolutionists such as Prof. Herbert Nilsson admit that, "The family tree of the horse is beautiful and continuous only in the textbooks. The construction of the whole Cenozoic family tree of the horse is therefore a very artificial one, since it is put together from non-equivalent parts, and cannot therefore be a continuous transformation series." In other words evolutionists just made it up. In the horse series there isn't even proof that all of the fossils used in the story are even from horses!
DNA studies have shown the same distinctiveness between created kinds at the genetic level. Similarly designed appendages such as the wing of a bat, fin of a dolphin and hand of a human all have a five-digit structure. This similarity in structure is called homology. But in those creatures that have similarities in the structures of their bodies, genetic studies have shown that the genetic coding for these similar appearing structures appear at different places in the DNA. This fact shows that there is no common ancestry, but rather a common designer. That designer, God, tells us ten times in the first chapter of Genesis that He created each animal after its own kind and all the evidence supports this.
We can see the genetic limits in animal breeding today. For instance a donkey and a zebra can produce an offspring called a zonkey, a horse and zebra can make a zorse. While these animals have some superficial differences, they are all of the same kind, the family of equines. But cow and a horse can't make a baby, because they are of different kinds.
From both the fossils being found and the genetic research being done, the evidence continues to shows us that the Bible is accurate in everything that it tells us, including its scientific statements about the natural world.