If you are one of those wretched, misguided evolutionists, you probably believe that Nothing in Biology Makes Sense Except in the Light of Evolution.
But if you believe that, it’s only because the secularists have kept you from knowing how creationists make sense of biology. This is your opportunity to learn, dear reader. You can find the creationist concept that ties all of biology together in a new essay at the website of the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of all creationist outfits, the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom.
ICR’s article is Valuing God’s Variety. It’s by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. He has two middle initials, which is very classy, and he not only has a law degree, but he’s also a Doctor of Theology. He’s described at the end as “Associate Professor of Apologetics and Chief Academic Officer at the Institute for Creation Research.” He’s a true creation scientist, and we’ve written about his work a few times before. Here’s how he begins, with bold font added by us and scripture references omitted:
God likes variety — more variety than we can fully appreciate, even if we had multiple lifetimes to investigate His creation! Here are two proofs: 1) Scripture shows that variety matches God’s divine nature and how He made mankind in His own image, and 2) God’s physical non-human creation shows that God supernaturally selected and favors variety.
Variety — divinely ordained variety — that’s the key. And they have proof! The essay continues:
Our first clue that God values variety is the Bible’s first verse: “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth”.
As noted in previous articles, the Hebrew subject noun translated “God” (Elohîm) is plural, yet its action verb, “created” (bara’), is singular — our first indication that the Creator-God of the Bible is a plural-yet-one Being. Thus, variety is actually part of God’s plural-yet-one essence! No wonder God appreciates variety — it is part of His divine nature!
Are you convinced? Not yet? No problem, let’s read on:
Unsurprisingly, God designed variety into humanity when God chose to make Adam and Eve in His own image. The first diversity among humans was the dichotomy of male and female [scripture passage omitted]. But the diversity God designed for humanity goes far beyond gender. People belong to different tribes, nations, and genetic-ethnic groups.
Still more variety! You’re beginning to see how this concept unites and makes sense of everything, aren’t you? We continue:
God did not limit His provision of diversity to Adam and Eve’s extended family. God programmed variety into animals (platypuses and plesiosaurs), plants (pansies and pines), and tiny microorganisms (Paramecium protozoa and Pseudomonas bacteria). Also, non-living components of God’s creation display geophysical diversity (glaciers and granite, fjords and felsenmeer, snowflakes and sand dunes) and even astrophysical diversity (planets and pulsars, supernovas and spiral galaxies). God’s vast display of diversity in creation demonstrates how much He prizes variety.
Surely you can see it now. One simple concept — variety! — ties everything together into a comprehensible whole. Here’s more:
“Biodiversity” is the scientific word used to summarize the variety of life forms on earth. Noah’s Ark, which God used to caringly preserve the genetic potential for post-Flood biodiversity, is proof that God loves biodiversity.
Yes! God destroyed virtually everything on Earth, yet he preserved the potential for variety. Moving along:
How does God showcase variety in the animal kingdom? Think alphabetically: aardvarks, bears, coyotes, dinosaurs, echinoderms, frogs, geese, hyenas, ice worms, jellyfish, kangaroos, lions…and zebras!
From aardvarks to zebras — it’s all so clear. Variety is the key to understanding such things. Another excerpt:
Likewise, a survey of the plant kingdom illustrates God’s appreciation for variety: evergreen and deciduous trees, cacti, shrubs, flowers, grasses, legumes, root vegetables, herbs, and mosses. Flowers alone provide more than a lifetime of opportunities to investigate and appreciate variety.
Now, at last, you can finally understand plants. Again, the key is variety! On with the article:
But the biodiversity we see today does not match evolutionary predictions. Evolutionary assumptions imagine a scenario in which all life forms, gradually branching off from common ancestors, somehow end up as a biotic community that amounts to one big family reunion with everything and everyone being interlinked “cousins.” But reality is different — sharp biodiversity boundary lines between created kinds exist, and the “missing links” between intra-breedable kinds are still missing. If Darwin-presumed “missing links” ever really existed, why are they still missing?
Wow — missing links are proof of divine variety! And now we come to the end:
However, the real world of nature (as shown by fossils and by today’s biotic communities) corroborates the Bible’s account of biodiversity — including the historic fact that the greatest biodiversity conservation project ever was the preservation of “kinds” aboard the good ship Ark.
So there you are, dear reader. It’s time you abandoned evolution and embraced the one theory that truly explains it all — variety.
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