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Today's Creation Moment

May
31
Our Logic and God's Are Not the Same
Genesis 1:21a
"And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly..."
Ask any scientist and he'll tell you that blades designed to operate in fluids, like air or water, are best designed to have smooth edges. It only makes sense that a smooth leading edge is more...
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"No, Thanks. I'd Rather Walk."

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Deuteronomy 13:4
"Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him."

As everyone knows, most sea creatures get from place to place by swimming. Others – like the octopus – use a form of jet propulsion. But one thing that no one expects to see on the sea floor is a fish that walks! And what makes this creature even more unusual is that the spotted handfish gets about on pectoral fins that look almost like human hands!

Now You See It, Now You Don't!

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Psalm 104:24
"O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches."

What tiny shrimp-like creature is a bright iridescent blue one moment and then – in the blink of an eye – invisible the next? It's the Sapphirina copepod, also known as the "sea sapphire." Though the sea sapphire is only about a tenth of an inch long, it is surely one of the most amazing creatures in God's creation.

Ancient Birds Flew Over Dinosaurs' Heads

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Genesis 1:21
"And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good."

As the fierce T-Rex approaches its prey, the dinosaur is suddenly hit from above with something white that spatters on its upturned head. Yes, it's the same kind of bird droppings that you'll find all over your car when you park under the branches of a tree.

Where Did the Elephant Get Its Trunk?

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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."

On a previous Creation Moments program, we told you about the elephant's trunk with its 40,000 muscles. This is 70 times the number of muscles in your entire body! And that amazing trunk can bulldoze a tree or pick up a pin.

The Best Camouflage of All

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Genesis 1:28a
"And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea…"

If you held a salpa maggiore in one hand and looked at it closely, what you would see is … your hand! That's because this strange marine invertebrate is transparent! Put it back in the water, and it would almost completely disappear. A fisherman who found one floating near the top of the water said, "It felt scaly and was quite firm, almost jelly like, and you couldn't see anything inside aside from this orange little blob inside it."

No Brain? No Problem!

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Psalm 136:25-26
"Who giveth food to all flesh: for his mercy endureth for ever. O give thanks unto the God of heaven: for his mercy endureth for ever."

Judging from the things many of us choose to eat, you'd be right in thinking that we sometimes don't use our brains when it comes to making healthy food choices. But a tiny multicellular animal, which scientists call "Trix" for short, doesn't use its brain at all at mealtime. In fact, it doesn't have a brain or a single nerve cell in its whole millimeter-sized body.

The Fish Fountain

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1 Corinthians 10:13
"There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it."

One of my favorite books is Rupert Sheldrake's Dogs That Know When Their Owners Are Coming Home. Though the book was written by a non-Christian author who happens to be a well-qualified scientist from Cambridge, this book is filled with interesting stories about animal abilities that evolutionists are powerless to explain.

Fastest Tongue in the West

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Genesis 7:14
"They, and every beast after his kind, and all the cattle after their kind, and every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind, and every fowl after his kind, every bird of every sort."

Considering the chameleon's slow walking speed, you might never guess that it possesses the fastest tongue of any creature. On second thought, it does makes a lot of sense for a wise Designer to equip chameleons with a tongue that's actually longer than its entire body … and lightning-fast so it can catch fast-moving insects.

Science Was Wrong About Boa Constrictors

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Genesis 3:13
"And the LORD God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat."

Remember being taught that boa constrictors kill their prey by literally squeezing the breath out of them? Well, scientists now know this isn't true at all.

Spider Performs Amazing Engineering Feat

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Proverbs 30:28
"The spider taketh hold with her hands, and is in kings' palaces."

Have you ever stood at a construction site watching cranes lift heavy objects suspended by steel cables? Well, a spider in Madagascar can do the same thing. They routinely lift snail shells 20 times their weight using stronger-than-steel cables made of spider silk. This would be like a 180-pound piano mover lifting a piano weighing 3,600 pounds!

A Snake with Four Legs?

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Genesis 3:14
"And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:"

Did you hear the exciting news about the scientist who found a snake with four legs? Well, actually it wasn't a snake. It was a fossil that British paleontologist David Martill from the University of Portsmouth discovered in an almost-forgotten box at a museum in Germany.

Glow, Little Cockroach

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Job 29:3
"When his candle shined upon my head, and when by his light I walked through darkness;"

As Creation Moments has reported in the past, evolutionists were dead wrong when they told us that viceroy butterflies evolved to look like toxic monarch butterflies to trick predators into thinking that they, too, are toxic. As it turned out, viceroy butterflies really are toxic – more toxic than monarchs.

This Plant Calls Out to Bats!

Leviticus 11:19
"And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat."

Imagine this – you're a carnivorous pitcher plant with no scent to attract insects. Even worse, though most pitcher plants are designed to kill insects in their pool of digestive fluids, you don't have enough fluid to do the job. What's a poor pitcher plant to do?

Giant Redheaded Centipede

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Genesis 8:19
"Every beast, every creeping thing, and every fowl, and whatsoever creepeth upon the earth, after their kinds, went forth out of the ark."

Many of us would enjoy watching a redheaded woodpecker bang bang bang his head into a tree trunk. But today I'd like to tell you about another redheaded creature that would probably have many of us running in the opposite direction. I'm talking about the giant redheaded centipede.

What's This? A Warm-Blooded Fish?

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Psalm 8:8-9
"The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"

Though the fish story I'm about to tell you is absolutely true, it goes against what we've always been taught about fish being cold-blooded. Scientists have just discovered the very first warm-blooded fish. Though fish typically require heat from the environment to stay warm, the opah is able to elevate its own temperature without the help of its environment.

How the Seahorse Got Its Square Tail

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Genesis 1:31a
"And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good."

Evolutionists and creationists alike enjoy gazing upon the elegant seahorse swimming lazily about the aquarium. However, only creationists are able to see that the seahorse bears the unmistakable stamp of design – all the way from the top of its horse-shaped head to the tip of its unique square tail.

Hallucigenia

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Psalm 113:3
"From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised."

When a very bizarre animal was first discovered in the Burgess shale of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, scientists literally couldn't tell its head from its tail. In fact, when they reconstructed the worm-like creature, they got it totally wrong. They assembled it upside down and put its head where its tail should be.

Jet-Propelled Squid

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Psalm 8:8-9
"The fowl of the air, and the fish of the sea, and whatsoever passeth through the paths of the seas. O LORD our Lord, how excellent is thy name in all the earth!"

You've heard of flying squirrels and flying fish, but did you know there's also a squid that can fly? Even more surprising is that it accomplishes this amazing feat using jet-propulsion! Yes, though they were once only rumors, we now know that a certain kind of squid can emerge from the water and streak through the air at speeds up to 25 miles per hour. A team of Japanese marine biologists have actually photographed Japanese flying squid doing just that in groups.

Four Eyes Or Two?

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Job 5:8-9
"I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:"

Behold the amazing cuatro ojos – the four-eyed fish! At first glance, you would say it has just two eyes. But look closer and you'll see that each eye is divided into two separate eyes!

Dinosaur Feathers!

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Genesis 1:20
"And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven."

Creation Moments isn't in the business of reviewing Hollywood films, and we're not about to start now. However, we do have some thoughts about the whole Jurassic Park movie franchise. Though these films are entertaining, Christians need to be aware that the films are also promoting evolution by claiming that modern-day birds are descendents of Jurassic-age dinosaurs.

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