May 27, 2011

Evolutionary Tree of Life - In Light of Genesis 1

This tree was created relatively quickly, so don’t expect all of it to be precise and accurate according to paleontologists’ understanding. I validated the basic dates, like when mammals, birds, reptiles, and sharks began being formed. But, some parts of the tree are the result of mere speculation on my part.

The solid lines represent extant (living) kinds/families of animals. The dotted lines represent extinct species or families. I've color coded the tree based on the animal/plant kinds that I believe fall within the categories listed in Genesis 1: (1) any kind of "vegetation" (green),(2) soulful/emotional sea creatures (blue), (3) birds (cyan), and (4) soulful/emotional land animals with the breath of life that move upon the ground (brown). 

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