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Today's Creation Moment

Jun
24
The Stones at Carnac
Genesis 11:8
“So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.”
On the southern coast of the Breton peninsula in Northern France is a small rural town called Carnac. It is a pleasant enough seaside resort. I remember enjoying a couple of days there with my family...
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Animals

Could Poison Frogs Poison Themselves?

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Ecclesiastes 3:21
“Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?”

Image: Blue Poison Dart FrogWhy are poison frogs poisonous? Clearly their toxins are very harmful indeed to predators. For this reason, evolutionists would assume that those frogs which produce toxins are likely to be fitter to survive in the process of natural selection.

The Land of the Dinosaurs

Psalm 104:6
“Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains.”

Image: DinosaurPerhaps the most fascinating aspect of the large dinosaur book that I had as a child was the large number of pictures showing large sauropods walking through forests of giant ferns, eating their leaves. My child-like trust in the abilities of scientists led me to assume that there must have been some way for these clever adults to know what the habitat and living conditions of these dinosaurs were.

Those Clever Whales, Dolphins and Seals

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Psalm 148:7
"Praise the LORD from the earth, you great sea creatures and all the depths…"

Image: DolphinScientists have long wondered how deep-diving creatures such as the whale and the dolphin can dive so deeply on one breath. It takes a great deal of energy for a seal, for example, to dive 1,200 feet deep and then return to the surface. Scientists computed that one breath should not be able to provide enough oxygen to burn the muscular fuel necessary for such dives.

Do Birds Truly Make Music?

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Song of Solomon 2:12
"The flowers appear on the earth; the time of singing has come, and the voice of the turtledove is heard in our land."

Image: Singing birdThe Bible speaks of bird calls as songs, as most of us do. However, evolutionary theory has led some scientists to say that we are merely assigning human meanings to the calls of birds. They say that the bird calls have nothing to do with real music.

Are Lizards in Brazil Evolving?

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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.”

Image: a GeckoThere was a certain hydroelectric dam built in Brazil. This involved the flooding of a region of countryside, which left some populations of geckos isolated. Gradually, the populations of other lizards in the area died out. After about 15 years, it was noticed that the geckos in the area had “developed” larger mouths in order to eat large insects that would formerly have been eaten by larger lizards.

Bear Necessities

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Genesis 8:22
“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.”

Image: Grizzly Bear fishing for salmonA recent science article in the UK’s Telegraph newspaper suggested that grizzly bears may have dropped their carnivorous ways in favor of a life of eating berries. Apparently, the streams and rivers on Alaska’s Kodiak Island are replete with salmon.

Everybody Loves Pandas

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Genesis 1:24
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so”

Image: PandaEverybody loves pandas, don’t they? We must love them because we are trying to save them from extinction, with some success; pandas have been downgraded from endangered to vulnerable. Apparently, their habitat in China is expanding, so that the likelihood of those adorable black-and-white icons of world wildlife may not disappear after all.

Years of Darkness

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Isaiah 60:2
“For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”

Image: Map of Yucatan PeninsulaYou must have heard the evolutionary idea that dinosaurs were wiped out by an asteroid hitting the Earth about 66 million years ago – probably on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. Recently, this idea has come under criticism from evolutionists as well as from creationists. Other models for the extinction of the dinosaurs have been explored.

Life Blood

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Leviticus 17:11
“For the life of the flesh is in the blood: and I have given it to you upon the altar to make an atonement for your souls: for it is the blood that maketh an atonement for the soul.”

Image: Tabernacle IllustationsNot every animal appears to be of equal value to God. Some of them, in Genesis 1, were blessed. Then there is the way that God described some of these creatures.

Why Do We Get New Species?

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Genesis 1:24-25
And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so. 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.

We know that Noah did not have to fit two of every species of animal on the Ark. The Ark sheltered two of every kind of land and flying vertebrate, not two of every species. For example, modern species like lions and tigers would have developed from the pair from the Image: Wild Big Catscat family that were on the Ark. Over time, different species of cats have developed from this pair.

Bears and Arctic Ice

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Genesis 8:22
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."

Think of the Arctic and you probably think about polar bears. Those magnificent, big, white carnivores are probably pictured in your mind standing on snow and ice, where they can be difficult to see. The Arctic is the realm of the bear, and this is reflected in its Image: Polar bear swimming.name. The word “Arctic” is derived from the Greek word arktos, meaning bear. There are layers of meaning here.

Eggs and Evolution

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Luke 11:11-12
"If a son asks for bread from any father among you, will he give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will he give him a serpent instead of a fish? Or if he asks for an egg, will he offer him a scorpion?"

“The evolution of the amniotic egg was key to vertebrates leaving the oceans and colonizing the land and air.” So claimed a recent article on the evolution of the egg. The article noted that there are different shaped eggs among birds. Researchers conducted a Photo of eggs.statistical study of the eggs produced by 1,400 species of bird.

A Lesson from the Beekeeper

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Psalm 119:103
"How sweet are thy words unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!"

When I was in my twenties, I had a friend whose father, Peter, kept bees. One day, he invited me to help collect honey. I was fascinated by the paraphernalia that goes with this activity – the  costume, the hood, the smoker, and the hives. Peter had ten  Beeshives. His bees were very distinctive. They had a deep brown abdomen with a single yellow stripe across the middle of it.

One Best Friend, Many Varieties

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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.”

There is a story about a man, who had a dog. A friend asked him what kind of dog it was. The man replied “He is a Heinz dog”. “I have never heard of a Heinz dog”, said the other. “Sure you have”, said the first. “He has 57 varieties”. 

A Tale of Whale Evolution

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Genesis 1:21
“So God created the great sea creatures and every living creature that moves, with which the waters swarm, according to their kinds, and every winged bird according to its kind. And God saw that it was good.”

London’s famous Natural History Museum features an enormous gallery, where, among other large creatures, you can see a life-size blue whale hanging from the ceiling.

The Home Life of the Beaver

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Ecclesiastes 3:20-21
"All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?"

Frequent excursions into the Mount St Helens National Volcanic Monument bring me regularly into areas populated by beavers. Many of the ponds around the Hummocks show signs of beaver activity. One notable dam, which I often see on the trail, is over four Beaverfeet high, and is easily over 50 feet long.

Eight Legged Thievery

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John 10:10
"The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."

Out of more than 30,000 species of spiders, there are three species that make their living through thievery. Several years ago that number was raised from two with the discovery of a tiny, thieving Diagram of the internal anatomy of a female two-lunged spider. species on the island of Taiwan. The other two species live in South America and are known to steal only silk from the webs of other spiders.

He Literally Walks on Water

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Matthew 14:25
"And in the fourth watch of the night Jesus went unto them, walking on the sea."

Would you like to be able to walk on water the way Jesus did? The closest human beings have come to walking on water is water skiing, which some even do without skis. But they still need a Brown basilisk, basking in the sun. powerful and noisy power boat to do it. But there is an animal that can walk on water without help of any kind.

There Could Be Magic Dragons

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Psalm 148:7, 10
“Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps…Beasts, and all cattle; creeping things, and flying fowl.”

Numerous television programs have been made about the Komodo dragon and the creatures are even going on display at some zoos. Reaching up to 400 pounds, they can even outrun a man. And they eat anything that they find dead or alive. Even a simple bite from a Komodo dragondragon will prove fatal within 72 hours unless you get immediate treatment.

The Deception of a Glow in the Dark Shark

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Jeremiah 17:9
"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?"

The creation is filled with plants and animals which use deception to survive. The glow in the dark cookie-cutter shark is a master at such deception.

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