Inherent in the statement is a reproductive process which is diverse and according to the kind. The breeding of a butterfly, a bird and a cat all have an egg of some type in their processes but that is where the similarity ends.
Life has not come from one evolutionary tree with different branches rather there have been an incredible number of trees all representing a kind, Mankind is just a single tree from which different ethnic groups have developed.
The next passage brings the creation processes to an end.
Genesis 1:27-28 (NKJV) So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:29-31 (NKJV) And God said, “See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food. Also, to every beast of the earth, to every bird of the air, and to everything that creeps on the earth, in which there is life, I have given every green herb for food”; and it was so. Then God saw everything that He had made, and indeed it was very good. So the evening and the morning were the sixth day.
The creation of man, a generic title because we are told that he created them male and female, is very significant. We are told that there was only the pair created which is in contrast to the varieties and the many that comes forth in all the other sequences especially in the “let’ verses.
If we remember the fact that the name for the Spirit of God, it is easy to see that the feminine is not foreign to God. However, there seems to be a difference. In the earlier verses in chapter 2 as the sexual character is understood, but not mentioned here. Both are in the image of God.
The next picture, a task is given to them; to subdue the earth and to have dominion over every thing. A task that was given only to them. It is also worth noting that they were told what to eat.
The next step to ponder is that mankind was in the image of God. I wonder whether that means man would look like Jesus. That is a silly statement. But what is not silly is to see that all the differences that we see in mankind today were