Creation vs. Evolution II
In this page are just some things in the world that are truly amazing and are very hard to justify with evolution. This is a small list that we have compiled of some of these cool creations. Enjoy!
The Bombardier Beetle
I'm going to start with the most famous of this list of wonderful creations, the Bombardier Beetle. Now most of you have probably heard of the bombardier beetle, but I'm going to tell you about it anyway.
Okay, here's a scenario. You're walking down a path, you look down, and there's this little beetle, about one half an inch long. Then, right behind it, is a huge bullfrog, and you're thinking, "Man, that beetle has no chance of ever getting away from that bullfrog." Then, the bullfrog makes his move. You blink, and the next thing you know, the frog is running off, the beetles still there, and there's a strange aroma in the air. OK, the aroma stinks. You wonder how all this could happen, that the beetle could scare off a bullfrog that is four or five times its size?
Well, I'll tell you. That little beetle is a wonder. In fact, it's practically a miniature fire breathing dragon, just the fire comes out the other end. Now, how does this miniature "dragon" shoot out a spray that is not only noxious, but is also heated to 212º F, a temperature hotter than boiling water? This little beetle was studied, and it was discovered that the beetle has two chemicals stored in its body, hydrogen peroxide dissolved in water, and hydroquinine. If you mixed the two chemicals, the peroxide would oxidize the hydroquinine. But the beetle adds an inhibitor to stop the hydrogen from oxidizing the hydroquinine. These chemicals are mixed in the beetle with no reaction. When a predator such as a bullfrog comes along, the beetle squirts the chemicals into a combustion chamber. He then mixes in two enzymes, catalase and peroxidase, a catalyst(a catalyst is a chemical that makes chemical reactions happen extremely fast, without any actual change to the catalyst itself, allowing the catalyst to be used over, and over...)The chemicals and the the enzymes mix and produce another chemical, quinine, which smells bad. He holds these chemicals in storage chambers which he has in his body.
When an enemy such as our bullfrog comes along looking for a lunch, the beetle squirts the chemical's into combustion chambers, adding two enzymes which act as "anti-inhibitor's." The chemicals and the the enzymes mix and produce another chemical, quinine, which smells bad. This all happens at a extremely fast rate, fast enough to heat the chemicals to 212º F, and generating a lot of pressure. Finally, when there's enough pressure, the bombardier beetle opens the valves which he has at the end of his combustion tube, and KA-BOOM. Good-bye predator.
Scientists have also found that some species can shoot out this spray at the rate of 500 pulses per second. Now how could this beetle have evolved from a ordinary beetle as evolutionists say? I mean, think about this. Now here is the first bombardier beetle, and it decides that it needs a weapon against all these predators that are roaming around. So it decides to evolve one. So a million years later, it has somehow evolved all the chemicals, including the inhibitor, and the combustion chamber. So One beetle decides to mix the chemicals with the anti inhibitor. And BOOM, oops, the beetle forgot to make the valves so that the chemical mixture could escape. End of beetle, end of any future descendants. Or, maybe it has everything but the inhibitor and anti-inhibitor. Well, without the inhibitor to stop the chemical reaction, the chemicals go BOOM, end of beetle, end of family tree. I could go on all day with different scenarios, but I don't want to bore you much more than I already have.
OK, Now lets say that the bombardier beetle for some reason decides to wait until it has everything to work the system, but wait, it would never get that far. Why? Because according to the theory of evolution creations evolve from genetic mistakes, and if the mistake happens to be good, then natural selection eliminates the animal that it descended from and it stays. But, if the mutation is bad, or doesn't matter, then the mutated beetle just dies out, along with any future descendants. Now, since the bombardier beetle can't use it's "cannon" until everything is evolved, then it won't have any advantage over its predecessors for quite a while, so the bombardier beetle would die out before it could evolve his"cannon" enough to use. Well, I guess that's enough on the amazing Bombardier Beetle. Please read about these other amazing creations.
The Archer Fish is a fish that feeds on bugs, like most fish. But the way it captures its prey is truly amazing. When the archer fish spies a bug sitting on a leaf, it moves in for the kill. It fills its mouth with water, takes aim and spits...Wait!!!! Now this may not seem that great, but here is the cool part. As every school kid knows, water refracts light. Well, that minor refraction will only take the aim off about 3 cm, but when your life depends on your next meal, a few cm can be critical. So the archer fish knows how to compensate for this and his aim is always on target.
But say the archer fish, like the Bombardier, wants to evolve some sort of spray weapon (for a totally different reason). After several million years it has the means to "fire" with its "water cannon". The archer fish lines up... here's the discharge... oops. It forgot the light refraction in its eyes. Looks like it will have to go back to feeding on the riverbed or wherever it can find food for the next million years. Or if food is scarce except above water, the fish will probably expire. Well, that's all on the archer fish. If you aren't bored out of your skull already, you can check out some more evolution-defying animals.
Many of you have probably heard the expression "blind as a bat." This isn't true. They are not blind, but since they hunt at night, their vision isn't much use. Yet, you'll never see a bat run into a wall, a post, or any other object. How can they do that when they're "blind?" I'll tell you. A bat has an amazing ability. It can see with its ears. It's called echo-location. A bat emits high-frequency sounds out of its mouth or nostrils. The sound then knocks off any object and is reflected back to the bat, which then "picks up" the sound with its ears. The sound is then translated by the brain into images, and the bat knows if what's in front of him is food or something else. Can scientists explain how this amazing mechanism evolves? No. Like the Bombardier beetle, the bat has no advantage over its predecessor unless the whole system worked, so the mutated mistake would die out before it had the chance to evolve the whole system. No way to evolve here.
We haven't talked yet about symbiosis, a relationship between two animals that helps both survive better, such as the clown fish and the sea anemone. The sea anemone is an invertebrate that looks very much like some sea flower, but it's not, and it has a nasty sting, which is how it catches its food--small fish and other little sea creatures that swim by, or into its stinging tentacles. In those tentacles is exactly where the clown fish lives. The clown fish has sort of a mucus covering over his body that protects it from getting stung. The anemone therefore protects the clown fish. So the clown fish benefits and the anemone gets nothing right? Wrong. The Anemone can't sting the clown fish, but it can sting and eat the clown fish's predators, which try to follow the fish in. In other words, the sea anemone gives the clown fish protection, and the clown fish gives the anemone food. There are also many other symbiosis partners, such as the lichen--an fungus and algae, honeypot ants and aphids, etc.How do evolutionists explain these partnerships? They can't. You see all animals work off of instinct. The clown fish can't actually rationalize that the sea anemone is its best protection, it gets that from instinct. Evolution can't give it that instinct, but a Creator could.
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