The article linked below discusses the hybridization of the various bear species. This brings up the subject of what a species is. The article states, "The biological species definition assumes that different species cannot produce offspring in the wild or that hybrid offspring are sterile". The article documents how these bear species can interbreed even though they have traditionally been considered different species.
Species vs Kinds
The article goes on to state, "Evolution creates genetic differences and adaptations, whether we call these differences species or not, is less important". We must remember that the term "species" is simply a man-made term for trying to classify animals. As we see with the example of the bears, even by the traditional definition of a species, all the bear types are of one species since they can produce offspring. God provided us the original definition of classification in Genesis. He created all the Kinds and they will only produce offspring of their Kinds. Gene expression and mutations can produce animals that look very different, but they are still within the same original created Kind. The bear observations show this. And as God told us, and science observation affirms, a certain kind of animal will never evolve into another kind of animal.
Where did all the bear types come from?
We can conclude that in the beginning God likely created one bear Kind. The genome of this original bear had great genetic diversity. Over time, the bear settled into different geographic regions with different environments and adapted through gene expression and some beneficial mutations. The bears today, as a result of natural selection removing genetic information are much less genetically diverse than the original created Kind.
Click the image below to read a scientific article to support this statement.
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