This is powerful stuff from the creation scientists at the Institute for Creation Research (ICR) — the granddaddy of all creationist outfits, the fountainhead of young-earth creationist wisdom. It’s titled Complex Creature Engineering Requires a Creator, written by Jeffrey P. Tomkins. At the end it says: ” Dr. Tomkins is Director of Life Sciences at the Institute for Creation Research and earned his Ph.D. in genetics from Clemson University.”
As he did last month — see ICR Has Absolute Proof of Creationism — Jeffrey discusses the amazing features of some species, and argues that only a creator could have produced such creatures. Here are some excerpts, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
Bats are a remarkable example of God’s handiwork. Especially, their sonar capabilities put anything human-engineered to shame. These creatures appear suddenly in the fossil record in Eocene strata with no evolutionary precursors, and their fossils look just like modern bats. Bats are the only mammals capable of true and sustained flight like birds. In fact, they are even more maneuverable in the air than most birds are.
Wowie — bats have “no evolutionary precursors.” It’s true that bats don’t fossilize well, but Wikipedia has a lot of information on the evolution of bats. Aside from that, Jeffrey says:
Bats use an incredibly complex form of echolocation to locate prey in the dark. As they zip through the air, they constantly emit and sense sound waves to accurately pinpoint the exact locations of moving targets, which they then snatch out of the air and eat completely “on the fly.”
Yes, it’s amazing. Obviously designed. Skipping some more bat info, Jeffrey then talks about bees. He tells us:
One aspect of honey bees that fascinates scientists is their eusocial (cooperative interaction) behavior, especially when it comes to locating food and other resources and then communicating that highly specific information to their hive mates on their return. When a foraging bee discovers a new food or water source, it flies back to the hive and conveys the exact coordinates of the resource through a high-tech waggle dance in a figure-eight pattern. The angle of the dance in relation to the sun confers the direction, while the amount of waggling confers distance and the general utility of the resource (e.g., food or water).
Ooooooooooooh! Obviously designed. Then he switches to yet another amazing species:
Monarch butterflies’ annual long-distance migrations are yet another example of the Creator’s genius. These insects accurately navigate a southwesterly course on a 2,400-mile autumn trip starting from Canada and the northern U.S. and ending up in specific sites in Mexican forests.
Ooooooooooooh! He continues:
Part of this extraordinary journey can take the butterflies across hundreds of miles of open ocean in the Gulf of Mexico. [Gasp!] The butterflies navigate the whole journey by continuously tracking data with their eyes on the horizontal position of the sun over the course of the day.
Jeffrey finishes his discussion of butterflies — and the whole post — with this:
God’s design in this small insect and other creatures puts man’s efforts to shame.
You can’t deny it, dear reader. The evidence of creation keeps piling up. How much longer will you cling to your foolish Darwinism?
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