How does creation explain new species appearing throughout history?
The Bible never says anything about continually making new species. So wouldn't all species have to have been here from day one? How then are species that have appeared in the last ohh...65 million years explained?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
There are no new species. Creation was finished the first week:
Gen 2:1 Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them.
Gen 2:2 And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made.
As for the animals, they were all made on the sixth day:
Gen 1:24 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.
Gen 1:25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.
Gen 1:31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
God told Job that he made BEHEMOTH at the same time as man:
Job 40:15 Behold now BEHEMOTH, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
The age of the earth according to the genealogical records in Genesis 5, Genesis 11 and Matthew 1 is about 6,000 years, depending on how you define the length of a generation.
There is no eyewitness testimony from anyone that the earth is older than as stated in the Bible, and ALL of the dating methods make huge assumptions based upon the uniformaterian principle. Do you intend to blame it on the God you don't believe in just because "scientists" haven't "discovered" them yet?
How does "science" know for sure of ANY new species? Ever heard of a Colicanth? Alligator? Crocodile? Woolly Mammoth? Mastodon? Tyrannosaurus Rex?
What did a duck billed Platypus "evolve" from?
- 1 decade ago
Creationism cannot explain it because they feel everything was created in 6 literal 24 hour days only 6,000 years ago! Pretty much absurd....funny that this is what Christendom insists happened. There is a worldwide organization of Christians who teach the real creation account however.
You can believe that God created everything and still believe in the Bible because the creative "days" were actually much longer than 24 hours.
If you were to say: "In my grandfather's "day" they drove model A Fords". I would know that you were not talking about a 24 hour period, but instead you are talking about the period of time long ago when your Grandfather was young.
The Genesis account, and the language of the Bible allows for the use of the term "Day" in that very way. The term day can mean "age" or "era" or "epoch". In fact look at the context in Genesis 2:4. In that location clearly day does not mean a 24 hour period. The Bible even indicates that we are still in a 7th creative rest day, (Heb 4:9-11).
The fact of the matter is that each of the creative days could have lasted hundreds of thousands or even millions of years.
Now consider the physical evidence. The scientists dig down through layer upon layer only to find that the various layers MATCH the description of the epochs or days of creation found in Genesis. During any of these days or epochs, species were created at any given time during those long long days.
Life also depends on the photosynthesis of plants and the chloroplasts which result. These processes took lots of time to produce the benefits to man and animal life which would come later.
The Bible is not a book of science, but it is scientific and true!
Edit: "Voice of Reason" you have a real good argument overall about the pagan origins, but you also have enough inaccuracies included that you shot your credibility with anyone who would benefit from your answer.
- 1 decade ago
No, not all species were here from day one. The birds of the sky and the fish of the sea were created on day 5, and the land animals were created on day 6. There were no new species created before or after these days.
The idea of 65 million years of evolution is all false, based upon innacurate dating methods. The best scientists of the world have admitted that the animals in the fossil records seem to appear instantaniously, not over millions of years.
The fossil record supports the biblical account of creation.
- 1 decade ago
Name one species that just evolved.
For instance prove to me that there is no way that the creatures we have just found in the last 20 or so years at the bottom of the ocean have NOT been there since the day they were created. Where is the proof that these "new" species haven't just been hiding out. Do you know that to the Native Americans, horses were new creatures because they had never seen them before?
Man, when I was a kid, hamsters were new to me before I held one.
And while you are proving that these animals are in fact "new" can you find their missing links for me too?
Edit: Hey wait a minute! I just realized something.... the Earth hasn't been round for very long has it? I mean didn't it used to be flat just like these species used to not exist?
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- 1 decade ago
The Bible says "A day unto the Lord is as a thousand years." It does not say a day is the same length as a day on Earth, and it does not say that a day = 1 year. Just that it is AS a thousand years, meaning God's day is a long time. When you think about it, our day was not in existence until the earth rotated on its axis as it rotated around the sun of our own universe. The order in which types of life are listed as beginning in Genesis is the same order as they appear in the fossil record. We know that evolution exists within species, because we cause it ourselves, for example, with dogs, cattle, horses, etc. We have no physical proof in the fossil record of evolution from plant to fish to mammal, etc. This part of evolution is a THEORY. Evolution within species is PROVEN VISUAL FACT. We have similarities between for example birds and reptiles, but then of course there are similarities -- for example just because my skillet has a handle and my saucepan has a handle doesn't mean one evolved from the other (I know this is not a "living" example, but hopefully it makes the point that similarities between things doesn't mean one evolved into the other. Like, a cat has 4 legs and paws, but that doesn't mean dogs evolved from cats.) Anyway, I think the Bible says WHO created, not HOW God created. Science seeks to determine HOW things/life came into being, not WHO caused them. The Bible doesn't say God waved his hand or spoke without doing anything else in order to create humankind. It says God made Man from the "dust of the earth" not by waving a magic wand or something. The Bible doesn't attempt to tell us how long God's day is, except to let us know it is a lot longer period of time than a day on the Earth is. It doesn't tell us that species won't change within species. Humankind itself changes over time. People are taller today than they were in the 1800s and early 1900s, as an example. The Bible says that plants were first, right? Then water-dwellers/fish and birds and reptiles and then mammals and then humankind. It doesn't mention each species. And it doesn't say we can't alter species like we have altered cattle, horses, canines and felines, and it doesn't say that they don't change within species. We all have our own beliefs on what we think is most likely, but I hope scientists of all disciplines work honestly with facts before them -- in my opinion, the "Scientific Method" is very important to use in each section of the Theory of Evolution -- theories should be taught and seen as theories and facts should be taught and seen as facts.Source(s): The book entitled "The Genesis Connection" and the Theory of Evolution and the Bible and thinking about it and studying Geology and studying Christianity.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
First off there are millions of species we have yet to discover that currently exist. Just because it took us awhile to find them doesn't mean they haven't always been there. Also the Bible doesn't say God doesn't allow animals to evolve. I don't see why they two can't work together. Maybe he made a certain number and they evolved to what they are. Or maybe they have always been and we just haven't looked hard enough. This doesn't disprove Creation or God.
- 1 decade ago
Actually when you find me interspecies mixing then you have a question. Not that you will be right but you will have a question. Lion + Tiger= Liger. Not a new species still a cat it is no different then a black and white couple having a child. Still a child just different skin
- GregoryLv 71 decade ago
because they were there to begin with.
science in it ignorance assumes that just because they do not see it it does not exist.
Thats why they always seems to find new species.
Why would you say say the last 65 million years?
Science does not even know how old the earth is and has no way to tell so how can some one else?
- SkeffLv 61 decade ago
Well, there are the apple maggot/hawthorn maggot flies that speciated within the last 150 years because of - GASP! - sexual selection.
Oh no! Something new! What will they ?think? of that?
- elaine 30705Lv 71 decade ago
Have you never saw a white dog have sex with a
black dog and have white and black spotted pups,,
boy do you need some education..