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Matthew 7:12
"Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets."
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World's Best Smelling Animal

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Psalm 45:8
"All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad."

What animal is the world's best smeller? Scientists now think it's the African bush elephant. As we've mentioned on previous Creation Moments programs, elephants possess a versatile trunk that can toss logs, grasp food, spray water and even pick up branches to use as tools.

The Little Dipper

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Psalm 86:9-10
"All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone."

Also known as the water ouzel, the dipper is a small bird so named because of its characteristic dipping or bobbing motion when perched beside the water of fast-flowing rivers.

The World's Ugliest Animal?

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Romans 5:8
"But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

When this fish is taken out of the water, its face almost looks like a very sad person. In 2013 it was voted the "World's Ugliest Animal". What is this creature that was adopted as the mascot of the Ugly Animal Preservation Society? It's the appropriately named blobfish.

Feathered Dinosaurs

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Isaiah 31:5
"As birds flying, so will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem; defending also he will deliver it; and passing over he will preserve it."

A new species of dinosaur has been found. Scientists are calling Changyuraptor yangi the biggest feathered dinosaur ever discovered. Here at Creation Moments, however, we're calling it a feathered bird. Dinosaur-to-bird evolution is nothing more than a flight of fancy.

A Fly with Ants on Its Wings

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Romans 1:20
"For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse."

When most people look at a photo of the Goniurellia tridens fruit fly, they think it must have been created by a talented Photoshop artist. No, this fly with images of ant-like insects on its wings is no accident of nature. The images were put there by a Master Designer.

Dung Beetle Navigation

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Job 37:14
"Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God."

Humans, birds and seals are all known to navigate by the stars. But now, the lowly dung beetle could be the first example of an insect being a stargazer. These lowly insects appear to use the stars of the Milky Way to know where they are going. Most humans can't even accomplish that!

Black or White?

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Zechariah 6:6
"The black horses which are therein go forth into the north country; and the white go forth after them; and the grisled go forth toward the south country."

Are zebras white with black stripes or are they black with white stripes? If you're thinking that zebras just have a coat of two colors and that they don't have a "background" color at all, think again. Embryologists tell us that the zebra's background color is black and that their stripes and bellies are white additions.

Are Animals Just as Smart as Humans?

Genesis 1:27
"So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them."

Over the years, Creation Moments has been introducing you to animals that are superior to humans when it comes to such things as eyesight, hearing and the ability to survive in conditions that are too hot or cold for us humans. But now, some scientists in Australia are saying that animals are smarter than us, too!

Shooting at Evolution's Clay Pigeon

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Isaiah 64:8
"But now, O LORD, thou art our father; we are the clay, and thou our potter; and we all are the work of thy hand."

Have you seen those animated films featuring characters made out of clay? Well, scientists at Cornell University have now published a study in which they claim that clay could have helped real life arise spontaneously from non-life millions of years ago. Scientists refer to this as abiogenesis. But Creation Moments says it's just as likely that one of those animated clay characters could suddenly come to life.

Fireflies Light Path to Brighter Bulbs

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2 Corinthians 4:6
"For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ."

If you think that light-emitting diode bulbs are bright, wait until you see what scientists are developing – an LED that's much brighter than the bulbs we're already using. And we can thank one of God's most delightful creatures – the firefly – for lighting the path to these brighter bulbs!

Fishy Sign Language

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Galatians 5:13
"For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another."

Humans aren't the only ones who use sign language, a recent study has found. Two types of fish are now known to use gestures to help them capture prey. Both the grouper and coral trout hunt cooperatively with other kinds of aquatic sea life. And they pull this off with sign language.

Dinosaurs Are Only Thousands of Years Old

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Isaiah 43:20
"The beast of the field shall honour me, the dragons and the owls: because I give waters in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people, my chosen."

Previously Creation Moments has reported on the surprising discovery of soft tissue, collagen, blood and even DNA in dinosaur bones. Researchers now claim they have discovered how such tissues can be found in bones that are supposedly millions of years old. A team of researchers, using Carbon-14 dating on multiple samples of bone from eight dinosaurs, revealed that the bones are only 22,000 to 39,000 years old!

Earthworm or Draining Bathtub?

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Psalm 22:6
"But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people."

What creature lives deep underground, has a dark purple head and a blue-grey body, can grow up to nine feet in length and sounds like a bathtub draining of water? It's the Giant Gippsland earthworm of Australia, of course!

Evolutionist Rebukes Evolutionists

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1 Thessalonians 5:21
"Prove all things; hold fast that which is good."

Meet Wolf-Ekkehard Lönnig, a brilliant scientist who worked at the Max-Planck Institute until his retirement. Though he has written four books on the subject of evolution, he has infuriated evolutionists everywhere by daring to challenge Neo-Darwinism on scientific grounds.

New Type of Eye Discovered!

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Psalm 119:18
"Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law."

The University of Tübingen's Institute of Anatomy recently discovered a fish with what they called "a previously unknown type of eye." The glasshead barreleye has a cylindrical eye pointing upwards to see prey, predators and potential mates. But the eye also has a mirror-like second retina which is able to detect bioluminescent flashes created by deep-sea denizens to the sides and below, reports Professor Hans-Joachim Wagner.

Bats Cry: That's Mine!

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Ephesians 4:28
"Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth."

As you know, bats are able to find their way around and locate their prey using echolocation – high-pitched sounds that they also use to keep from flying into trees and other bats. But scientists have now learned that one particular kind of bat emits another call that warns other bats to stay away from bugs they've claimed for themselves.

Living Gears!

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Psalm 5:8
"Lead me, O LORD, in thy righteousness because of mine enemies; make thy way straight before my face."

Mechanical gears – like those found in clocks – have been around since the Greeks are thought to have invented them around 300 B.C. But scientists have now discovered a small hopping insect equipped with a set of living gears!

The Chicken from Hell

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1 Corinthians 15:39
"All flesh is not the same flesh: but there is one kind of flesh of men, another flesh of beasts, another of fishes, and another of birds."

Evolutionists tell us a 66-million-year-old feathered dinosaur resembling a giant demonic bird was discovered in the fossil-rich Hell Creek formation of South and North Dakota. Not surprisingly, this newly discovered dinosaur species was dubbed the "chicken from hell".

It Pays to Have a Second or Third Job

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Genesis 1:25
"And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

Rove beetles are found in the rain forests of Costa Rica and have three different ways of making a living. Their largest prey are the blow flies that frequent animal dung. The beetles wait on the dung for a blowfly to land, then stalk their prey with the skill of a cat. They can even capture their prey in the air if it tries to Rove beetleescape. But dung doesn't last long in the rain forest, because dung beetles quickly haul it off.

Evolution of Bats Gets Monkeyed Up

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Psalm 33:6
"By the word of the LORD were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth."

We have noted many times the different ways in which bats defy evolutionary explanations. For their echolocation systems to evolve, bats had to develop simultaneously the ability to make high pitched sounds, hear those sounds, and figure out what they mean. How did they eat before they evolved these abilities? Then there is the problem of evolving typical mammalian forearms into bat wings without crippling the creature in the process. Even evolutionists admit that the evolution of all these features even once is highly unlikely.

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