Baraminology

Baraminology

Professional, peer-reviewed papers baraminology from the perspective of the recent creation and the global Flood within a biblical framework.

Mammalian Ark Kinds

Mammalian Ark Kinds

Dr. Jean Lightner • Oct. 31, 2012

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.

Determining the Ark Kinds

Determining the Ark Kinds

Dr. Jean Lightner , et. al. • Aug. 1, 2014

This research effort provides information necessary for the best possible reconstruction of the animal kinds preserved on the Ark for the Ark Encounter.

Toward an Accurate Model of Variation in DNA

Toward an Accurate Model of Variation in DNA

Mitchel Soltys • March 2, 2011

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.

Genetics of Coat Color II

Genetics of Coat Color II

Dr. Jean Lightner • June 10, 2009

Recognizing the population bottleneck which occurred in land animals at the time of the Flood, it is clear that genetic variation was once more limited than it is today.

Genetics of Coat Color I

Genetics of Coat Color I

Dr. Jean Lightner • Oct. 8, 2008

Given the number of alleles within baramins, much of the diversity at this locus must have developed since the genetic bottleneck at the Flood where only a single breeding pair was preserved.

Baraminology on Answers Research Journal

According to evolutionary biologists, the diversity of life on earth can be explained by the processes of mutations, natural selection, and genetic drift. However, according to Scripture, God made everything according to its kind within days. These views obviously are in conflict, and evolutionists strongly object to the biblical view.

The discussion of baraminology is limited in Scripture. We are simply told that God created everything that exists today after its kind in Genesis 1. There are then scattered allusions to kinds (Hebrew min) throughout the first eleven chapters of Genesis, including a few in the account of the flood. From the flood narrative in Genesis 6–9, we know that the kinds that got on the ark came in different numbers (though most were in male-female pairs), but all the members of a kind that got on the ark were interfertile.

In seeking to understand the world from a biblical perspective, these papers in baraminological research consider both biblical and biological factors to determine boundaries of the baramins.

The goal of the Answers Research Journal (ARJ) in the area of baraminology is to provide evidence for the biblical account of creation. The professional, peer-reviewed papers published herein make a strong case for the historicity of Genesis and the accuracy of Scripture from the very first verse. Papers discussing the biblical baramins and how to determine baramin boundaries are included in the journal.