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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

Beautiful Loyalty

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1 Corinthians 7:10
And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

Most water fowl are faithful to one mate over long periods of time. The swan, in particular, champions marital fidelity.

Ant Empires

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Romans 13:13
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.

Like an ancient empire, there is a species of ant whose entire society is built on slavery. In fact, raids to capture more slaves are about the only thing resembling work that western slavemaker ants do.

Does Global Warming Cause Animals to Shrink?

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Genesis 8:21-22
And the LORD smelled a sweet savour; and the LORD said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done. While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

A recent science article in London’s Telegraph newspaper stated:

Animals could start shrinking because of global warming, scientists have predicted, after discovering that mammals became ‘dwarfed’ in a similar episode of climate change 50 million years ago.

Miniature Superbirds

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Job 12:7
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

One of the many delights of moving to the Pacific North West of the United States has been getting acquainted with hummingbirds. Watching wildlife documentaries in British television had certainly piqued my interest for these miniature superbirds, but to be able to see them up close is a wondrous thing.

Why Are Chimps and Humans Similar?

Mark 7:37
And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.

Why are chimps so similar to humans? They have five fingers on each hand, like we do, and five toes on each foot. They have facial expressions a bit like us.

Human Rights for Chimpanzees

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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?

I loved the zoo, when I was a boy. How we used to laugh at the antics of the chimpanzees at their “tea parties”! We were amused that they wore clothes, as they performed activities that looked vaguely human. Well, we kept on laughing, until we decided that it was an improper anthropomorphism, and the events were banned.

How Did Dinosaurs Die Out?

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Job 40:19
[Behemoth] is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.

A report in a British newspaper about 10 years ago suggested that dinosaurs may have died out, because they picked up diseases from insect bites, with which they were not able to cope. Previously, it had been an article of faith for over 20 years that dinosaurs had died out as a result of a massive asteroid strike on the Earth, supposedly at Chicxulub, Mexico.

A Whale of a Tale

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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.

A whale got stuck in the middle of London, England, in 2006. The bottle-nosed whale swam up the River Thames. Attempts to rescue the confused animal led to its death, and an unusual outpouring of popular grief in the UK’s capital.

Wasps Do the Biologically Impossible

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Acts 17:29
"Therefore, since we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Divine Nature is like gold or silver or stone, something shaped by art and man's devising."

When it comes to wasps, you can just forget everything you learned about sexual reproduction in Biology 101. There are male and female wasps. But that has very little to do with wasp reproduction.

More Butterfly Colors than You Can See

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Psalm 27:4
"One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I seek; That I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in His temple."

The beautiful wing of the butterfly has a lesson to teach everyone who believes living things were created by chance. The design of the butterfly wing involves much more than just intricate complexity. In addition to showing a knowledge of flight, each wing design is the product of very precise specifications built around the specific wavelengths of visible light.

False Alarm

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Romans 12:4-5
"For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another."

The rainforest offers a rich variety of living things. Part of that richness can be seen in the flocks of birds that cooperate in the canopy, even though the flocks are made up of several species.

God's Hazardous Waste Experts

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Job 12:7-8
"But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you; and the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you; and the fish of the sea will explain to you."

The environment naturally produces hazardous waste without human help. Ashes from a wood fire can contain enough naturally occurring radioactivity to merit a hazardous waste classification. Uranium and other radioactive elements occur naturally in the environment and can be dissolved in ground water. Chloro fluorocarbons, manufactured for refrigeration, are also spewed from volcanoes. Also called CFCs, these chemicals are thought by some scientists to degrade the Earth's ozone layer. The fact is, nature produces more hazardous waste than man does.

Electric Hornets

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Proverbs 11:2
"When pride comes, then comes shame; but with the humble is wisdom."

How many hornets does it take to power a digital watch? In the case of the Oriental hornet, six hornets can generate enough electricity to run the watch.

Secret Intelligence from the Deity

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

Whales can maneuver precisely through the world's oceans and ice floes and among each other. Herman Melville noted this when he wrote in Moby Dick that whales seem to be guided by a "secret intelligence from the Deity."

Scientist Sea Lions

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Job 12:9-10
"Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this, in whose hand is the life of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind?"

Does a sea lion make a good scientist? Human scientists say that sea lions show a good understanding of complex relationships between variables.

A Scaled Mammal

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Psalm 105:5
"Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;"

Its long, slender, scale-covered body glides along the ground on four short legs, each of which has sharp claws. Its slender head has no teeth. It will not seek to hurt you, but if it feels threatened it will lash out with that scale-armored tail.

Amoeba Midwives

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Genesis 35:17
"And it came to pass, when she was in hard labour, that the midwife said unto her, Fear not; thou shalt have this son also."

Ever since Old Testament times, midwives have been helping mothers during the birthing process. They are especially valuable should there be difficulties since they not only offer an extra set of hands, but experience in dealing with common problems. Some of the scientists who were studying amoeba behavior observed some very strange behavior which suggests that some amoebas, too, employ midwives.

Nanobugs Amaze Scientists

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Psalm 139:8
"If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there."

A series of unlikely discoveries has scientists shaking their heads. They have discovered the smallest creatures ever seen three miles below the Earth's surface, happily living where the temperatures go as high as 338 degrees.

Friendship Is No Friend of Evolution

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John 15:13
"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends."

It has long been argued that animals do not make friendships. According to evolutionary thinking, animals only make friends among relatives because it benefits another creature that shares the same gene pool. Survival of their gene pool is said to be the driving force for every living creature, although animal knowledge of gene pools is still a mystery!

Genetic Variation Can Fly

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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."

Noah saved a pair of each kind of unclean creature, and seven pairs of every kind of clean creature on the Ark. Generally speaking, the classification of "kind" is broader than today's species. Creationists believe that today's species developed from those creatures, staying within the kind. For example, while there are many species of fruit flies, they are all of the same kind.

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