A Review of a Creation Magazine Article
Review by Greg Neyman
© 2006, Old Earth Ministries
First Published 1 April 2006
Young earth creation science
ministry Answers in Genesis ran an article in the June 2004 issue of
Creation Magazine, in which the mating of a zebra and a donkey produced a
hybrid offspring (the article was the featured article on the Answers in
Genesis website on 1 April 2006).1
In describing the mating of these two animals, the author, David Catchpoole, is claiming indirectly that it really is a surprise to evolutionists when these two animal species mate. He ties it to the flood of Noah, and how donkeys, horses, and zebras must all be descended from the same original horse "kind" that was taken on the ark by Noah.
I will admit that this is indeed a surprise, but it is no cause for alarm from old earth believers. Whereas young earth believers think that they are descended from the "kind" on Noah's Ark, old earth theistic evolutionists would also believe they are descended from a common horse ancestor, many millions of years ago. They are both basically using the same argument.
This argument has no value in proving a young earth, as it is equally effective in proving evolution!
1 Creation Magazine, Volume 26, Issue 3. Published on the Answers in Genesis website at www.answersingenesis.org/creation/v26/i3/zonkey.asp.
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