A Christian View into Real Science

Using the scientific method to reveal testable, repeatable truth


The scientific taxonomy based on created kinds that is baraminology has grown significantly in this century, driven by a wealth of new genomic information available to the general public. Its conceptual foundations began in the debates of the nineteenth century, long before Frank Lewis Marsh coined the term baramin in 1941. Currently, baraminology has been applied to dozens of groups, and more than 100 baraminology studies have been published.

Alan Gishlick of Gustavus Adolphus College wrote the following in Reports of the National Center for Science Education (Volume 26, No. 4, uly-August 2006): “Creation science comes as a surprise to many scientists, and thus I suspect that the fact that there is creationist systematics will come as an even bigger surprise to systematists. Yet creationists do practice a form of systematics, called “baraminology”, and for creationist science it is surprisingly rigorous and internally consistent.”

The Book of Genesis gives us a completely different view on the origin of biodiversity from the speciation proposed by Darwinian descent with modification.  Genesis records that God supernaturally created a diverse array of lifeforms in the beginning. The many kinds of plants and animals―of land, air, and water―were fully in existence in the first week.

How do classification schemes used by evolutionists correspond to these ‘created kinds’ of animals and plants? It’s clear that we see today many more species than God originally accounted for, at least by the time of Noah’s Ark. How many of today’s species can we trace back to the original kinds? How much change could have occurred since the creation event?

Those are legitimate questions that may conceivably be answered through analysis of genomic data using well defined scientific methods. That’s the aim of Baraminology.