How do creationists define "kind"?

Note: examples are not definitions.

Specifically, in a ring species, are two neighboring populations (that can "bring forth") the same "kind"? How about two end populations (that cannot "bring forth")? Are they the same "kind"?

If the former are the same "kind" and the latter are not, it means that one population can be the same "kind" as two other populations, which are different "kinds". How do creationists explain this?

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
    Best Answer

    I keep asking the same thing, they have no answer.

    For some Foxes are Canine but Hyenas are not for other Hyenas are Canine but Foxes are some time Wolves are Canine some times not they never agree, they have no taxonomy system.

    Did Domestic dogs come from a form of Wolf or not? they have no answer or rather they have both answers which is the same thing. In a debate i has a man state it was in fact that Genus was the limit but he would not admit Domestic Dogs and Wolves share that limit and the said Wolves are not Canine upon asking me to give wolves a new Taxonomical standing he gave no anwser and told me "only God knows" and went off on how because we could never see a Wolf slowly progress into a dog we can never know.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Family.

  • 8 years ago

    I believe the God Yahweh's definition of "kind" in The Bible means in the same classification of species.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    I've answered your questions, particularly this one, about 3 times.

    "Kinds" is a non scientific word.

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  • 8 years ago

    If they look alike! You know - wolves, dogs, coyotes, hyenas...oh wait, hyenas aren't canines.

    Um...if they are genetically similar! Chimpanzees, baboons, gorillas, human beings- oh wait.

    Um...if they can produce fertile offspring! You know, horses, zebras, donkeys, mules - oh wait.

    HELL IF I KNOW.

  • 8 years ago

    OMG WERE DO YOU GET THE TIME , TO ASK 100 QUESTIONS A DAY. MOSTLY ABOUT RELIGIONS id love to know

  • 8 years ago

    Living organisms are classified as follows:

    Kingdom

    Division

    Subdivision

    Order

    Family

    Genus

    Species

    Variety

    And have been since man began naming everything[Gen2:19].

  • 8 years ago

    They don't define it. That is a tactic of "moving the goal post" by keeping the definition vague.

  • Anonymous
    8 years ago

    Kind is like a family. The dog family is the dog kind.The cat family is the cat kind. Define species for me.

    1828 Definition

    KIND, n.

    1. Race; genus; generic class; as in mankind or humankind. In technical language, kind answers to genus.

    2. Sort, in a sense more loose than genus; as, there are several kinds of eloquence and of style, many kinds of music, many kinds of government, various kinds of architecture or of painting, various kinds of soil, &c.

    3. Particular nature; as laws most perfect in their kind.

    4. Natural state; produce or commodity, as distinguished from money; as taxes paid in kind.

    5. Nature; natural propensity or determination.

    Some of you, on pure instinct of nature,

    Are led by kind t' admire your fellow creature.

    6. Manner; way. [Little used.]

    7. Sort. He spoke with a kind of scorn or contempt.

  • Rocky
    Lv 7
    8 years ago

    We do not have to. In the bible a jackass is a jackass regardless of its color or its neighborhood. Go ye and be likewise.

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