Ichthyology, Ornithology & Genesis 1 Grades 1-5
Genesis 1:20-21 - Day 5 • And God said, “Let the waters swarm with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth across the expanse of the heavens.” So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.…
Biology: the study of living things • Botany: the study of plants • Zoology: the study of animals • Herpetology: the study of reptiles and amphibians • Ichthyology: the study of fish • Ornithology: the study of birds
Genesis 1:22-23 - Day 5 • And God blessed them, saying, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the waters in the seas, and let birds multiply on the earth.” And there was evening and there was morning, the fifth day.
Day 5 • 25. What did God create on Day 5? • a. Fish and the “great creatures of the sea” • b. Birds • 26. How did God create the fish and the birds? • “According to their own kind”.
Living Things Reproduce According to Their Kinds • The seed you sow is the plant you grow • Cats have kittens, not puppies • This preserves God’s original idea
“According to their own kinds” • Therefore, fish will produce: Fish
“According to their own kinds” • And birds will produce: Birds
God commanded the fish and the birds • What does God do different with the fish and birds that He does not do with the trees and vegetation? • a. He orders them to “be fruitful and increase in number.” • b. He orders them to “fill the sea and the sky.”
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BIRD MIGRATION: A NAVIGATIONAL NIGHTMARE FOR EVOLUTION
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How can migrating birds find their way to their destinations?
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RECOGNIZING DESIGN: A DOUBLE STANDARD? 1. Which is more complex? 2. Which is more capable? 3. Which was designed and which happened by chance?
DARWIN’S CONFESSION “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous successive slight modifications, my theory would absolutely breakdown!” Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
DARWIN’S CONFESSION CONCERNING INSTINCTS Many instincts are so wonderful that their development will probably appear to the reader a difficulty sufficient to overthrow my whole theory. Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species
For ever since the creation of the world His invisible nature and attributes, that is, His eternal power and divinity have been made intelligible and clearly discernible in and through the things that have been made– His handiworks. So [men] are without excuse – altogether without any defense or justification. Romans 1:20 Amplified