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Author Topic:   Genesis "kinds" may be Nested Hierarchies.
Dredge
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09-28-2017 5:17 AM


Genesis 1 describes how God created creatures "according to their kinds". Creationist Literalists are often critiqued for not being able to define what "kinds" are. I would like to suggest the possibility that "kinds" actually refers to what are known by biologists as "nested hierarchies".

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All of life is a nested hierarchy, and it's full of nested subhierarchies, so it seems to leave wide open the question of what subhierarchies are kinds. Can you clarify and be more specific?

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My understanding of what a nested hierarchy is is probably lacking. I like to think of the world's languages as nested hierarchies. God created different languages during the "Tower of Bable" incident (as you know) and they are distinct from each other. For example, German is distinct from Mandarin.

God created primates, which includes humans. Is this not a nested hierarchy?

You say "all life is a nested hierarchy", but apparently there are many creatures that don't fall into a nested hierarchy.

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