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Today's Creation Moment

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Delicate, Precise Designs
Matthew 6:28
"And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:"
When a flower lives in harmony with and is dependent upon, say, an insect for fertilization, this is known as symbiosis. Creation Moments programs have given many examples of this, and each one...
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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.

The World’s Smallest Computer

Exodus 15:11
“Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders?”

The cells of all living things are filled with highly detailed information. The incredible system that is used for storing this information makes our best computer information systems look like a child’s simple slate board!

Are Dinosaurs a Giant Mystery?

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Genesis 6:20
“Of fowls after their kind, of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive.”

Can you picture Noah trying to get some of those giant dinosaurs on the ark to save them from the Flood? There’s no denying that dinosaurs really lived. The land dinosaurs were likely created on the sixth day with the other great land creatures, while the marine dinosaurs were created on the fifth day with the other denizens of the deep. So what happened to them? Today there seem to be more theories about why dinosaurs disappeared than there were dinosaurs to disappear.

For the Sheer Joy of Variety!

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Isaiah 45:9
“Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?”

Did you ever try to plan all the details of a simple project? How many plans do you think the Lord had to make when He created living things? A billion? A billion times a billion?

Whales Write Songs

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Psalm 148:7
“Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:”

Most of us have heard recordings of whales singing. Scientists have not yet learned to understand the whale’s language, but they have identified individual verses in whale song. Now they are more convinced than ever that whale song is a sophisticated language.

The Aardwolf

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Job 15:8
“Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?”

It looks something like a small hyena, has habits similar to both wolves and the domestic cat, and eats almost nothing but ants. This strange creature is called the aardwolf.

He Breathes with His Feet

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

What breathes with its feet, has thousands of jaws but no mouth, has up to fifty arms and an eye on the end of each arm? No, it’s not a new creature for the next Star Wars movie. It’s the starfish.

Deep-Frozen Squirrel

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Job 37:8-10
“Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places. Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.”

Researchers have discovered a species of mammal that can actually survive being frozen for several weeks.

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