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The Bible and Natural Kinds

"This notion of species as "natural kinds" fits splendidly with creationist tenets of pre-Darwinian age." Louis Agassiz even argued that species are God's individual thoughts, made incarnate so that we might perceive both His Majesty and His Message. Species, Agassiz wrote, are "Instituted by the Divine Intelligence as the categories of his mode of thinking." But how could a division of the organic world into discrete entities be justified by an evolutionary theory that proclaimed ceaseless change as the fundamental fact of nature?" Stephen J. Gould, Professor of Geology and Paleontology, Harvard University.

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