The peer-reviewed articles on this page look at animals from the perspective of a recent creation within a biblical framework.
Matthew McLain, Dr. Marcus Ross, Matt Petrone, Noël Lay, and Matthew Speights take issue with Dr. Gabriela Haynes’ 2022 discussion of the difference between birds and dinosaurs.
This paper aims to address some issues raised by McLain et al. (2023) in an article titled “Response to ‘The Debate over Classification of Archaeopteryx as a Bird.’”
Evolutionists assert that several dinosaur species had feathers, but what do the genes say?
Animals were a part of His creative acts, and the purpose of this study is to shed some light upon the role they play in helping mankind to live.
Are all crocodilians part of the same created kind, or are there multiple crocodilian kinds?
Based on several findings, no reason remains for Archaeopteryx to be classified as anything other than a bird.
The evidence is overwhelming and widely recognized by evolutionists that evolution by small steps cannot bridge the transition from asexual to sexual reproduction.
The Grand Canyon, Monument to Ancient Earth? rejects the truth of Genesis regarding the Flood and the age of the earth.
While several current Flood models posit an Upper Cenozoic Flood Boundary, none of them address the problem of biblical kinds and their relationship Genesis.
Inerrancy and Biblical Authority: How and Why Old-Earth Inerrantists Are Unintentionally Undermining Inerrancy
The old-earth signers of the CSBInerrancy unintentionally violated their own principles of interpretation and unintentionally undermined the inerrancy and the authority of Scripture.
Genesis 8:5–13 reveals the character of Noah and delimits the time of the water’s becoming powerful to between 16 and 23 days after the Flood began.
To interpret the natural world through the lens of Scripture, one must have a correct understanding of the Fall and its effects on the physical creation.
To the Ark, and Back Again? Using the Marsupial Fossil Record to Investigate the Post-Flood Boundary
There is no debate as contentious as the post-Flood boundary issue within creation science.
Randy Guliuzza has made some controversial claims regarding the cause and nature of adaptation of organisms to their environment. We examine his claims.
Response to “Still No Replacement of Darwin: A Reply to Nathaniel Jeanson’s Response to My Review of Replacing Darwin—The New Origin of Species”
Frello’s recent critique is helpful progress in our discussion, and it argues for the strength of the science in Replacing Darwin.
Fossil Grove offers multiple evidences in support of a huge forest biome floating atop the world’s pre-Flood oceans.
The biblical account of Noah’s Flood provides an update to modern microbial biogeography and modern creation apologetics.
Comparison of 18,000 De Novo Assembled Chimpanzee Contigs to the Human Genome Yields Average BLASTN Alignment Identities of 84%
Results from this study negate the concept of the 98.5% DNA similarity myth and highlight the extremely flawed and humanized nature of the panTro4 version of the chimpanzee genome.
A Preliminary Cephalopod Baraminology Study Based on the Analysis of Mitochondrial Genomes and Morphological Characteristics
Cephalopods, including octopuses, squids, cuttlefish, and nautiluses, are underrepresented in both genome sequencing projects as well as baraminology studies.
Heat Problems Associated with Genesis Flood Models—Part 1: Introduction and Thermal Boundary Conditions
The Genesis Flood produced drastic geological changes involving extremely energetic processes which also generated an enormous heat load.
Ironically, Frello has actually done me a great favor; his review ends up bolstering my original claims.
Jeanson takes on a formidable task: To show that the theory of evolution is wrong, and to replace it with biblical creation. To make it short: Jeanson fails.
Why should there be such “gratuitous beauty”? The plethora of extravagant biological characteristics prominently call out for an explanation.
Artwork at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple appears to depict a dinosaur. Though the engraving is “stegosaur-like,” this interpretation has been criticized.
The evidence for a large impact at Chicxulub may not be as strong as generally believed. A case can also be made that there was no impact.
The place of the biblical Flood in the geological record remains one of the most hotly debated issues among creationist geologists today.
This paper aims to determine the number of created kinds in this family of parasites, the original hosts, and what produced current species.
An Initial Estimation of the Numbers and Identification of Extant Non-Snake/Non-Amphisbaenian Lizard Kinds: Order Squamata
This paper is meant to lay creation groundwork for lizard systematics with the goal of estimating the number of baramins brought on the Ark.
Most literature states the average dinosaur was only the size of a sheep. This paper hopefully assists creationists base statements on the best available data.
Discerning Tyrants from Usurpers: A Statistical Baraminological Analysis of Tyrannosauroidea Yielding the First Dinosaur Holobaramin
In this study, I analyzed a theropod dinosaur group, Tyrannosauroidea, through the use of statistical baraminology.
When added to previously determined kinds of extant anurans, caudates, and gymnophionans, a total of 248 amphibian kinds may have been brought on board the Ark.
The purpose of this paper is to use all available information in order to make an initial estimate of the identification and numbers of extant Lepidosaur kinds, except for the “lizards.”
Biosystematics is in great flux today because of the plethora of genetic research continually shedding light on organism relationships.
The young-earth creation model currently lacks a robust explanation for molecular diversity.
This paper will focus on identifying extant bird kinds.
It is estimated that 140 extant Anuran kinds were brought on the Ark.
Chimeras, Cybrids, and Hybrids: A Christian’s Observations and Critique of Some Aspects of the Controversy Involving the Mixing of Human and Animal Materials for Scientific Research
On July 22, 2011, some readers of the Daily Mail UK were stunned by news that “Scientists have created more than 150 human-animal embryos in British laboratories.”
An Initial Estimate Toward Identifying and Numbering Amphibian Kinds within the Orders Caudata and Gymnophiona
An initial attempt to count and identify biblical kinds in amphibian orders Caudata and Gymnophiona were estimated using current information and several key assumptions and guidelines.
Information on the class Mammalia was evaluated in an attempt to get a realistic estimate of what mammalian kinds would have been represented on the Ark.
This research effort provides information necessary for the best possible reconstruction of the animal kinds preserved on the Ark for the Ark Encounter.
Assuming that “natural kind” is a merely biological rather than metaphysical would be a mistake, resulting in Christians having difficulty evaluating and correcting rival views to created kinds.
How Genomes are Sequenced and Why it Matters: Implications for Studies in Comparative Genomics of Humans and Chimpanzees
When evaluating comparisons between genomes using DNA sequence, it is important to understand the nature of how that sequence was obtained and bioinformatically manipulated before drawing conclusions.
The Bible’s description of created kinds implies an information model which uses variables. The findings in this paper show that a model which uses variables forms a basis for understanding biology.
Microbes form a life-sustaining organosubstrate on earth and contribute to our understanding of geology, ecology, and biology.
Shortly after Darwin published On the Origin of Species, Pasteur began to challenge the idea of spontaneous generation.
The world of germs and microbes has received much attention in recent years. But where do microbes fit into the creation account?
For many years the roles of microbes as part of God’s wonderful design have been neglected. Perhaps it is because many people associate microbes as the cause of death, disease, and suffering.
Animals in Answers Research Journal
An animal is a living, non-human organism in the kingdom Animalia. Animals are characterized (generally speaking) by sexual reproduction, aerobic respiration, and the ability to move. They are broadly divided into “vertebrate” (having a backbone) and “invertebrate” (lacking a backbone). Animals are seen across the globe, both in and out of water, and provide a wealth of opportunity for study. Many researchers study animals based on their evolutionary presuppositions, using them as examples of evolutionary processes and proof of evolutionary theory. Evolutionists categorize humans as animals based on their belief that humans are descended from non-human animals; we reject this idea and thus also reject the belief that humans are animals. However, humans share some physical characteristics with members of kingdom Animalia and were included in this biological classification by the creationist taxonomist Carl Linnaeus.
As recorded in Genesis chapter 1, God created animals on days five and six of the creation week after their kinds (Genesis 1:20–21, 24–25). In Genesis 6–9, God instructed Noah to bring representatives of all land animal kinds onto the Ark to protect them from being destroyed by the global flood. These biblical events provide the context for the topics listed above.
Animals provide a great opportunity to examine creation through the lens of the Bible. The papers included in this section look at animals from the perspective of the Bible along with research conducted with a biblical worldview. Each paper investigates some aspect of animals and their unique designs within the creation model.
The aim of the research papers in Answers Research Journal (ARJ) is to consider animals from the starting point of a recent creation within the biblical framework. These professional, peer-reviewed papers address issues related to animals and how they relate to other areas of science. This journal considers animals in the light of creation, the evolutionary worldview, the fossil record, natural selection, dispersion after the flood, animal kinds or baraminology, the effects of the fall of man, dinosaurs, DNA, and the uniqueness of man distinguished from animals.