Skip to content

Today's Creation Moment

Nov
24
A Clever Golden Toad
Matthew 6:26
"Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they...
All toads are not fat and ugly. The golden toad, which lives only in a few square miles of the cloud forest of Costa Rica, is a trim and slim toad with garishly bright orange coloring. The golden...
RSS
share

Colorful Life in the Goldfish Bowl

in
Psalm 2:1
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?”

Did you ever notice how your photographs sometimes turn out showing different colors than you remember seeing when you took the picture? Fluorescent lights might make faces look a little green. A tungsten lamp will make everything in a photograph look pinkish. Even though you did not see those colors when you took the picture, they were there and could be measured by the right equipment.

Colorful LifeThe reason that the colors we see are often different is because our brains have the amazing ability to adjust and correct the colors we see to those colors that are expected. This ability is called color constancy.

More recently, researchers discovered that goldfish not only see color but that their brains also adjust for color constancy. Scientists had always thought that goldfish were too primitive and had brains that were too small to even see color, much less provide color constancy.

There is no such thing as a simple living thing. Nor can living things be arranged on a scale from simple to complex, the way many scientists would like. Color vision and color constancy were not produced by trial and error genetic accidents, they are abilities given by the Creator. He can give these abilities to any creature He wants and has done so, that the entire creation might glorify Him!

Prayer: 
Dear Lord, the wise of this world stand against You and Your revealed truth in their pride, yet they stand in awe of what has been created. Grant that Your people would not be intimidated by the proud, self-proclaimed knowledge of the world, and that your people would more clearly see what can be known of You through the creation. Amen.