We have been working through McLain et al (2018)’s attempt to put feathers on dinosaurs using baraminology. As we have … More
I’ve been poking around in the McLain et al 2018 paper for a while now, particularly after having Dr. McLain … More
The argument presented by Joubert is fairly straightforward. He argues that the original kinds possessed what he called an “essential nature”. This nature is built into the original kinds, and was the force that held the various characteristics of the kind together into a coherent whole. He further argues that, since the nature was built into the kinds from the beginning, it has not changed. Therefore, we should be able to determine kinds by looking at their essential natures.
I’ve written fairly extensively about baraminology in the past. Between preliminary studies of dinosaurs, fish, plants and even some mammals, … More