Skip to comments.Fixity of Species: A lesson in changing definitions
Posted on 03/18/2009 9:36:14 AM PDT by GodGunsGuts
If one were to ask around to see what kind of definitions people have of the word species or genus, most would respond by saying they have something to do with classification. In todays society, the words genus and species are synonymous with the Linnaean taxonomy system.
In the early 1700s, if someone said something about a species or genus, it would have had nothing to do with classification systems. So, why is this important today and what can we learn from it? The word species and its changing definition were partly responsible for the compromise of the church in late 1800s. In fact, the church is still struggling over this change. Lets do a brief history review...
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The one I like best in the ring species definition. Every little variation is a step to a new species til finally members of the same species become a new species because they are physically separate and slightly different.
Evolution is perfectly compatible with Christianity.
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