Genesis 1:24-25 - "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds ..."

And God said, "Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds: the livestock, the creatures that move along the ground, and the wild animals, each according to its kind." And it was so. God made the wild animals according to their kinds, the livestock according to their kinds, and all the creatures that move along the ground according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:24-25)
Here we see the continuing process of evolution under the Supreme Being's guidance. This is derived from His initial programming instruction mentioned in Genesis 1:21: "Be fruitful."

Is this instruction a form of programming?

"Let the land produce living creatures according to their kinds" indicates instructional programming. Is the land producing living creatures by itself? The word "Let the land" is derived from the Hebrew words אֶרֶץ ('erets) and יָצָא (yatsa'). אֶרֶץ means not just land, but also the solid structures of matter. יָצָא means to 'bring forth' or to continue to be brought out of. So we have the solid structural elements and land intermingling to offer the next level of evolutionary programming for living organisms.

What does "according to its kind" mean? The word "kind" here is translated from the Hebrew word מין (miyn), which means a type, a kind of a species. The verse is discussing the differentiation of living organisms into species.

In evolutionary terms, hieroglyphs have indicated that fish species preceded the mammals. This is precisely what is being indicated in Genesis, as the aquatic species came first, prior to the mammals. As to the birds of the air coming after the fish, this is consistent with the existence of flying fish who increasingly took to the air.

This evolution process is based upon DNA allowing successive change. Even a cursory understanding of computer programming tells us that DNA is a program. Today's computer programming uses the binary code: A series of 1s and 0s, arranged in sequences of bits and bytes. These sequences create instructional codes also referred to as computer machine language.

Instead of a binary system, God's DNA programming code uses a quaternary (4) programming code. His system utilizes a sugar/phosphate backbone, with each sugar/phosphate on the chain attached to one of four amino bases: Either adenine (A), cytosine (C), guanine (G) or thymine (T). This creates what is called a "base pair" combination.

A modern computer binary system contains bits composed of either a 1 or a 0, and a byte with a sequence of eight bits (such as 10011010). A "word" in this system contains a series of bytes. God's DNA programming code contains base pairings of either A, C, G or T (equivalent to bits), with a normal "byte" size of three - called a codon. For example, a codon could be AGC, ATC, TAG, and so on.

This four-bit, three-byte DNA system creates an extensive array of possible bytes, and these are assembled into gigantic "word" sequences. For example, a typical chromosome will contain over 220 million codons!

Just as a complex computer program is programmed by a conscious person with a purpose and objective for the program, the programming evident within DNA also illustrates the purpose and objectives of a conscious person with purpose and objective. Since DNA is an extremely complex and highly organized programming platform with extreme functionality that puts any modern computer program to shame, we know that this coding also had to originate from a place of purpose and objective.

What does "according to its kind" mean?

The root Hebrew word here is מִין (miyn). This means a type, kind or species. In other words, we are talking about the Supreme Being creating the programming code that organizes living organisms into defined species.

Let's think about this. Consider the proposal of Darwinists who speculate that dead chemicals somehow came together accidentally to form life. Such a notion has never been proven to occur, even in laboratories where the process is forced (no accident). The chance of complexly sequenced amino acids coming together to form millions of logical base pairs, even according to DNA researchers like Sir Francis Crick, is nearly impossible. Furthermore, once the base pair language of DNA came together, it somehow would have to randomly create organized and unique species, rather than just a mish-mash of evolved species with no organization.

The fact that the species are segregated, organized and distinct requires a governing factor. It means that the process of evolution could not have occurred randomly or by accident. Besides the fact that the complex programming of DNA required a programmer with a purpose, the organization of the different species also requires a governing factor, again with a purpose.

Purpose can only come from an entity with intention. Intention requires a living being. Therefore, the incredible programming language of DNA, together with the organizational evolution of species, must have come from a living being - the Supreme Being.

Why did God see that it was good?

Finally, this verse says, "And God saw that it was good." This indicates oversight. It indicates that not only did God initiate the programming of evolution, but He has been watching over it. He has kept an eye on things to make sure that His intentions are being carried out.

This also indicates that the Supreme Being doesn't have to do everything Himself. He can design things, and others can carry out the process under His design. If He did everything Himself, He wouldn't need to see "that it was good." Seeing "that it was good" combined with His instructions of "Let the land..." and "Be fruitful" mean that God has designed the programming and has overseen the process that resulted in an organized evolution of species.

Consider another translation for these verses in Chapter One of the New Book of Genesis.