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Basic Worldview:
103 Science, the Bible, and Creation

Defining the Boundaries of Kinds Figure

This illustration depicts the creationist model of "kinds" of organisms in respect to genetic potential and variation (speciation). The center of the diagram represents the kind as it was originally created. It is highly heterozygous possessing a high degree of genetic variation. Moving towards the edge of the diagram represents a lessening of genetic potential in specific populations as natural selection (through factors like geographic isolation) cause specific populations of the kind to become more and more homozygous. The result is the emergence of different varieties of the kind as produced by limited genetic potential within each specific population. This may, in some cases, eventually result in a potential loss of ability to interbreed with some or all of the rest of the kind, such as with "Variety P" in the lower righthand corner of the circle.

Written Articles
Gene Pool
Fossil Record Gaps
Geo. Column
Dating Facts
Dating Procedures
Isotope Chart
Cosmology Fig. 1
Cosmology Fig. 2
Cosmology Fig. 3