In a blog post, someone calling himself John Clancy wrote: Look here, folks. AIG clearly states that around 16,000 animals were on the ark. That’s 8,000 kinds. 8,000 kinds EVOLVED into 8.7 million species. During hyperevolution beneficial mutations took place. This is a fact.
I responded: Not all animals that survived were on the ark. The various marine creatures were not on the ark. I suspect many varieties of insects were able to survive outside the ark. Where did you get your estimate of 8.7 million species — from evolutionary sources? The establishment scientists may have inflated estimates based on their assumption that evolution is true.
John responded: I get my info from legitimate sources. You’re missing the point. 8,000 kinds turned into millions of species in 4,000 years. Mutations took place. At hyper speeds. There must have been beneficial mutations.
Whether you believe it or not, the young earth model needs mutation rates to be at 10^5 times faster than we see today. Several new species would be born each day for 4,000 years. That is a fact.
I responded to John: You are correct that the animals on the ark diverged into the animals we have today. How establishment scientists label species can be misleading. Counting insects and marine animals would be misleading. Concerning the various animals we have today from those on the ark, they diverged with in their family groups or “kind”. Creationists believe that God provided the animals kinds to have DNA code flexible enough to provide for varieties.
All dogs are of the same kind yet they have many various features. Dr. Lee Spectner (Not by Chance) has shown that positive mutations are so rare they don’t exist. A better explanation for the varieties of animals is to consider the amazing versatility of the DNA code God programmed into all His creatures.