Look what we found at PhysOrg: World’s smelliest and largest flower blooms in Brazil. It says, with bold font added by us:
Hundreds of visitors are flocking daily to a botanical garden in southeastern Brazil to watch the rare blooming of the Titan arum, the world’s smelliest and largest tropical flower.
Who can blame them? The story continues:
Also known as the “corpse flower” because of a smell likened to rotting flesh, it began blooming on Christmas Day and is already beginning to close, botanist Patricia Oliveira told AFP. [Probably Agence France-Presse, the French news agency.]
It began blooming on Christmas! What are the odds of that? Let’s read on:
The flower “has a lifespan of 72 hours, during which its stink and meat-coloration attract pollinators: carrion flies and beetles,” added Oliveira, who works at the Inhotim garden, about 445 kilometers (275 miles) from Rio de Janeiro, housing the massive flower.
Discoveroids take note: If ever there were a clear example of specified complexity, this is it! We continue:
Titan arum, also known by its scientific name, “Amorphophallus titanum,” which means misshapen giant penis, is native to the rainforests of western Sumatra. It rarely flowers, is incredibly difficult to cultivate and takes six years to grow.
Clearly, nothing like that could have evolved in nature. It must be the work of the intelligent designer — blessed be he! Here’s one more excerpt:
This “is the second time it bloomed. The first time was in December 2010,” Oliveira said. When it flowers, the bloom has the same temperature as that of the human body, which helps spread its pungent smell.
If you had lingering doubts about intelligent design before reading this post, now you don’t. The game’s over! There’s nothing more to be said.
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