Now as you walk into this exhibit, you’ll see that we’re illustrating how you can have great variation within a kind. You see, the term natural selection is used in the public school textbooks as supposedly part of the mechanism of evolution. And students are often taught that when you see different species forming that that’s evidence of evolution. But, it’s not evidence of evolution; it’s only evidence of variation within a kind. You see, in Genesis 1, the Bible tells us that God created kinds of animals and plants, “to reproduce after their own kind.” And we believe the Hebrew word for kind really represents, in most instances, what we call the family level of classification, [kingdom], phylum, class, order, FAMILY, genus, species. And, so, when Noah took the animals on the ark, he only needed two of each kind (seven of some), which means two of each family. He would have only needed two dogs, for instance. Now, there are about 50 families of dinosaurs, so he’d need the 50 kinds of dinosaurs represented on the ark. But, when you do your calculations, our researchers believe that probably less than a thousand actual animal kinds were needed on Noah’s Ark, which means somewhere between two and three thousand animals because there were seven of some two of each [kind]. So, this exhibit is here to help people understand speciation is NOT evidence of molecules-to-man evolution, natural selection is NOT evidence of molecules-to-man evolution.
We also have an exhibit about antibiotic resistance because it is often used in the public school textbooks as supposed evidence that [organisms] can evolve. This exhibit helps us understand that when bacteria become resistant to antibiotics, it involves a loss of information. There’s not brand new information that’s added into their DNA. In fact, again, it can all be explained, beautifully, within a context of a perfectly created world that is now suffering the effects of sin and the curse.