According to the creation model, an important feature of life is discontinuity -- the discontinuity between the originally created Iife forms. Yet, all existing methods of biosystematics are inherently incapable of recognizing, or even describing, the discontinuities of life. To meet these needs, a new method of biosystematics is proposed, called Discontinuity Systematics. Four new terms are introduced -- holobaramin, monobaramin, polybaramin, and apobaramin -- these terms allow for the identification, description, and evaluation, necessary in the new systematics. The special inter-relationship of the terms 3llows biosystematic knowledge to be constructed in a methodical way. Lineage, reproductive viability, biological experimentation, and similarity are discussed, showing how they assist the identification of groups in the new systematics. Discontinuity Systematics will aid discussion of a significant biological system pattern, and begin the accumulation of evidence relevant to the creation model.
Creationism, discontinuity systematics, methodology, biosystems, creation model
Volume 2:II, Pages 207-216
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ReMine, Walter J.
"Discontinuity Systematics: A New Methodology of Biosystematics Relevant to the Creation Model,"
Proceedings of the International Conference on Creationism: Vol. 2, Article 53.
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