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Esteemed Creationists Defend a Young Earth
Genesis 2:1-2
"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh...
On our previous Creation Moments program, we told you about several esteemed scientists with advanced degrees who believe in biblical creation. Today I'm going to tell you what some of these...

Butterfly Husbandry

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.”

The black madrone butterfly is one of the strangest butterflies in the world. It also has a highly unusual relationship with man.

The madrone butterfly inhabits only five species of trees in a small part of Mexico. In the caterpillar, when they are Butterfly Husbandryready to turn into butterflies, they spin tough bags of double-stranded silk. A single tree may have up to 20 silk bags hanging from it. The bags are so strong that the local Indians use them as bandages, containers and flags.

Madrone pupae are rich in fat and protein. Since they are eaten by the local Indians, scientists became worried about the butterfly’s future. The butterfly is already threatened by logging in the few forests it inhabits. Then, scientists discovered that the Indians actually cultivate the butterfly. They regularly move the butterfly’s silk bags from trees that have too many bags to trees with no bags, retying the bags to the trees. This care helps repopulate the butterflies in areas where they are scarce.

God has given us the earth and its resources to use for our benefit and the benefit of others. He has also given us the intelligence necessary to care for the earth as we use its resources. The Indians who tend the madrone butterflies show us by example proper management of the earth’s resources. Scientific knowledge is not as important as our attitude towards God’s creation.

I thank You, Lord, that You have so generously provided for all our needs. Help me to make efficient use of the resources You have provided, and help me not to be selfish and abusive with them. Amen.
Ron Cowen. “Butterflies in their Stomachs.” Science News, Vol. 141, p. 236.