Dodging Darwin: How Ken Ham’s Ark Encounter is Slowly Embracing Evolution
A very interesting article on The Natural Historian.
No matter how much YECists deny it, the fact that they accept adaptation and speciation means that they do accept evolution.
Please welcome David MacMillan* as a guest author today on Naturalis Historia.**
As the strict young-earth creationists at Answers in Genesis work to complete their Ark Encounter “theme park,” they have expended an impressive amount of energy organizing the millions of species of land animals alive today into a handful of small groups they call “baramins.” They claim these groups represent the original created kinds of which Noah would have brought pairs onto the ark. This consolidation of numerous species into single “baramin” groups is driven primarily by the space on Noah’s purported vessel. The smaller the menagerie the Ark was purported to have contained, the more feasible it seems, and so the “baraminologists” at Answers in Genesis have gone to great lengths to explain how the vast array of species today could have been represented by a relatively low number of ancestral pairs.
One well-known hallmark of modern young-earth…
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