Kind of Confusing – Young-earth Creationist’ Classification of the Bombardier Beetle

For 40 years Creationists have told us about how the explosvie beetle – Bombardier – would have exploded if it evolved. It was always a bad argument, but those bad ideas never die.
It was a favourite with Gish in his gallops, but here it is exploded by Joel Duff

Naturalis Historia

Young-earth creationists in the twenty-first century take a broadly inclusive view of the relationship of existing and extinct species as they relate to the kinds of organisms that God created one days four, five, and six of the creation week. For example, the image below is from a new display of the origin of the great apes at the Creation Museum and is representative of Answers in Genesis’ understanding of origin and diversification of kinds. (see also: Chimps, Orangutans, and Gorillas Evolved from a Common Ancestor on Noah’s Arkt)

An example of how young-earth creationist depict the origin of diverse species from a created “kind” or ancestor. In this case all great ape species (extinct and extant) are depicted as evolving from a ancestral great ape. The original image and additional information about the new exhibit can be found here: https://creationmuseum.org/blog/2020/05/28/new-ape-kind-exhibit-now-at-creation-museum/

The Creation Museum proposed all great apes—excluding humans—find…

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1 thought on “Kind of Confusing – Young-earth Creationist’ Classification of the Bombardier Beetle

  1. Paul Braterman

    You don’t understand! Either – all the bombardier beetles actually belong to one kind, which had built into it the genetic programming for them to do their stuff, but (God alone knows why) it is activated only in these scattered varieties, or – they belong to different kinds, into each of which ditto ditto ditto, and, either way, God has destroyed this genetic information in all the sister species, otherwise we would be able to identify it by sequencing. Or something. Whatever it takes. With Ham, all things are possible.

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