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Today's Creation Moment

Sep
17
This Worm Gives God the Glory
Job 36:3
"I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker."
When scientists completed the first genetic map of an animal, they found that the results have the signature of our Creator all over them. This animal is the nematode, a very small worm. Even though...
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God Helps Design a Better Submarine

Psalm 69:34
"Let the heaven and earth praise Him, the seas, and everything that moveth therein."

Engineers who design vehicles to move through fluids face a quandary. A torpedo-shaped vehicle can move quickly and efficiently through a fluid like water, but it is difficult to maneuver precisely or get to hover. A boxier vehicle can be designed to hover and move with more precision but lacks speed and efficiency.

Meerkat School

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Exodus 4:15b
"... and I will be with thy mouth, and with his mouth, and will teach you what ye shall do."

Behavioral researchers define teaching very specifically. First, of course, a teacher must have pupils. Then the teacher must be less efficient in doing whatever he is doing than he normally would be if he were alone, as a means of showing the pupils how to do the task. And finally, the pupils must learn the task more quickly than they would on their own.

Midnight Migrating Moths

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Genesis 12:1
"Now the Lord had said unto Abraham, 'Get thee out of thy country ... unto a land that I will shew thee.'"

It was a moonless night over England. A specially designed radar picks up something that has never been seen before.

Glass Insects in Space!

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Psalm 9:1
"I will praise Thee, O Lord, with my whole heart; I will shew forth all Thy marvelous works."

Brine shrimp and water bears are tiny animals that are able to basically freeze dry into a state of suspended animation and then return to active life. Scientists have learned that they do this by replacing the water in their cells with a sugar called trehalose.

Caterpillars Remember

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Matthew 6:19
"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal."

The metamorphosis of a caterpillar into a moth or butterfly completely restructures the creature internally and externally. Scientists at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. wondered whether that included the caterpillar's brain as well.

Jay Caching

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Matthew 6:26a
"Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them."

A cat crouching at a mouse hole is already hunting. Until now, no animal has ever been observed actually planning for the future.

Intimidating Duets

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Ecclesiastes 12:4b
"... and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low..."

Precision in communication is highly important. This is especially true of the type of communication called music, whether you are talking about Mozart or magpie-larks.

Hornet Stranglers

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Psalm 118:12a
"They compassed me about like bees...."

We all know that when bees swarm they are in defensive mode. However, not all species of bees have stinging in mind when they swarm.

The Light-Emitting Swallowtail

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Genesis 1:3
"And God said, 'Let there be light;' and there was light."

Though tiny, the scales of the swallowtail butterfly's wing are similar in design to light-emitting diodes. We say similar because the design is closer to a specialized light-emitting diode that puts out six times as much light as a standard LED.

Teaching Ants

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Psalm 25:5
"Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day."

Researchers in England have, for the first time, identified an example of true human-like teaching in the animal world.

Ants Who Live with Company

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

Cooperation between two different species who depend upon each other for survival is known as symbiosis. This is remarkable enough, but what about cooperation between two different species who don’t depend upon each other for survival? This certainly defies that foundational pillar for the theory of evolution – the survival of the fittest.

The Hunting Wasp

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Job 21:22
“Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high?”

What if your refrigerator stopped working . . . in August? It would be a real mess! Without refrigeration, we would have to get fresh food almost every day. While the hunting wasp doesn’t build refrigerators, it has solved this problem.

A Most Unlikely Friendship

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Isaiah 55:8
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.”

When we discover the unexpected in the creation, we are reminded that reality is much bigger than our small thoughts. That’s a hint! God Himself says in the Bible, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways My ways” (Isaiah 55:8).

The Cyanide Defense

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John 12:32
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.”

Wouldn’t it be amazing if a creature developed a chemical defense that is deadly to practically every other creature but itself – especially if that defense meant exposing itself and its enemy to deadly cyanide?

The Sea Slugs’ Borrowed Defense

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Job 12:7a, 8b
“But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee…and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee:”

Of all the creatures which walk, crawl, creep or grow on Earth, which one invented the organ transplant? I’ll give you one hint, it wasn’t the human being.

Sea SlugActually, several creatures perform organ transplants, and the inventor must be God because mindless natural forces could never have worked out the amazing transplants we see in our world.

Ants Who Garden

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Genesis 2:15
“And the LORD God took the man, and put him into the garden of Eden to dress it and to keep it.”

Farming and gardening are said by evolutionists to be very advanced activities. They say that primitive humans did not do these things, and that gardening developed only recently in human history. But if there is a Creator, we would expect that He would have taught many kinds of creatures to care for plants or even trees.

The Most Improbable Honeybee

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Psalm 113:5-6
“Who is like unto the LORD our God, who dwelleth on high, Who humbleth himself to behold the things that are in heaven, and in the earth!”

One reason many scientists reject evolution is that it’s impossible to explain even the simplest of the incredible designs we find in creation as the work of a mindless, impersonal force. Imagine the challenge of explaining the many specialized features of the honeybee as the work of no one!

Fungus that Blows Its Top

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Genesis 1:11
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”

God doesn’t make cheap things! While we speak of “simple” forms of life, the more we learn about living things, the more clearly we see that there are no simple forms of life.

Clean the Blushing Fish

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Job 36:22
“Behold, God exalteth by his power: who teacheth like him?”

Many types of animals help each other – an activity called “altruism” – even though some of these animals would normally eat each other. Different kinds of animals that help each other pose a serious problem for those who deny an all wise Creator. Evolution has lots of reasons why natural enemies would not cooperate to help each other. But consider the example of the yellow tailed goat fish.

The Amazing Woodpecker

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Deuteronomy 4:28
“And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.”

The woodpecker’s tongue can stretch from three to five times its normal length in order to fish bugs out of trees. You would think that his tongue would have to be rooted in his tail to do that neat trick! This beautiful creation in which we live is not only filled with testimonies to the wisdom of God. It is also filled with special designs that deny the possibility that life in all its complexity developed entirely by chance.

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