Red Wolf Species Classification Affirms Biblical Creation, Puzzles Evolutionists

Dogs in line-up

What biblical creationists have known all along

by Devon Spencer

There is no average day in a veterinary clinic. One never knows what will walk through the door. The first appointment could be a tiny Chihuahua puppy and the next could be a giant mastiff. Some have the job of being a companion, others for hunting, search and rescue, or dog sports like agility. Despite their plethora of differences in size, shape, common medical concerns, and even sensitivities to certain medications, they are all dogs.

This wide spectrum of traits is not confined to domesticated animals. A recently published article on the red wolf has brought to light what biblical creationists have known all along. Dogs are dogs. The list of distinct species grows day by day and evolutionists are pointing to the spectrum of similarities between different species as proof of the evolutionary family tree. In the past, researchers have had to rely on morphologic (what they look like), behavioral, and geographic differences to differentiate between species. Today, we have the benefit of being able to collect DNA samples to test and compare our previous classifications to classifications based on DNA uniqueness. The red wolf, which researchers had classified as a distinct species based on physical characteristics, has recently been found to have no unique “red wolf” DNA. Based on DNA sequencing they cannot be differentiated from the gray wolf or the coyote, making the red wolf a hybrid of the two…


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