Skip to content

Today's Creation Moment

Oct
02
Do Christians Need Evolution?
1 Corinthians 15:21-22
"For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive."
Many of the leaders of the creationist movement today were once evolutionists. Most of them believed that God created but that He used evolution to do it; this is called "theistic evolution."...
RSS

Orchid Deceives Hornets AND Scientists!

In "How Deceptive Can an Orchid Be?" - an op-ed piece posted today at the ABC News website - Lee Dye reported that scientists have found an orchid on the Chinese island of Hainan that's even trickier than most orchids in deceiving pollinators.

Unlike many other orchids, the Dendrobium sinense doesn't produce an aroma that will attract bees. That's because this white orchid depends on hornets rather than bees for pollination.

"The orchid releases a chemical that produces an aroma that is identical to the smell made by bees that are under attack," writes Dye. "The hornet normally captures bees to feed to its larvae, so when it smells the alarm pheromone it figures bees are inside the orchid, and they are in distress and thus would be easy victims. So the hornet plunges into the orchid like a cruise missile. But there are no bees there. Only pollen, which clings to the body of the hornet. The hornet moves on, getting nothing for its efforts, and it spreads the pollen to other orchids in the Bawangling National Nature Reserve in Hainan."

So why do we say that the orchid deceived the scientists studying it? The article begins with this sentence: "Charles Darwin would have loved it." To the writer of the piece - as well as the evolutionary scientists studying it - the orchid gives clear evidence of natural selection. They seem to have overlooked another and more plausible explanation - that an Intelligent Designer created the orchid this way. Why more plausible? Because the orchid would have died out long before it developed its unique ability to mimic the scent of bees in distress.

Comments

Evolution (or "macroevolution," as it is termed) is completely unscientific and has never been documented as taking place in nature. When was the last time you saw a moth turn into a butterfly? It doesn't happen. When was the last time chaos plus lots of time produced order? Never. When did you ever see an explosion generate life rather than destroy it? You didn't, because it won't.

When questioned with the basics of who, what, where, why, when and how, an evolutionist has to admit he doesn't have answers. But he will spend millions of dollars on devices such as the hadron collider trying to find out. I have an inexpensive solution: READ THE BIBLE.

The Bible has the answers, but when you get right down to it, evolutionists admit they don't have them. They don't know what happened, they only have illogical theories, but they brag about how they are investigating evidence and looking for answers, as if this qualifies them to be some kind of expert.

Hey, I could say I don't know the answers to a certain subject, but I'm investigating it. Does that make me an expert? An educator on the subject? Of course not. Neither should evolutionists be treated as experts. They don't know what they're talking about, and they can't explain themselves logically.

Sometimes I feel like asking evolutionists the type of questions children harp on. Evolutionists, when posed with these questions, just don't have the answers.

The evolutionist: Organisms were spawned from lower life forms and evolved into higher forms of life.

Question: Why are there still lower life forms if they evolved into higher ones?

The evolutionist: Um ... well, never mind that. Just believe that natural selection differentiates among organisms and creates variety.

Question: How is it that life evolved at the same time as its environment in just the right combination, then? Wouldn't variety make organisms die off if they changed at a different rate from their environment?

The evolutionist: You just don't understand. These things happened slowly.

Question: Oh ... SLOWLY. So where did the organisms come from in the first place?

Evolutionists: We don't really know. But we're spending millions of dollars just to find out, and we're full of assurance that we will eventually have more answers than we do now.

Yeah. If they really want accurate answers, this is my prescription: Open Genesis and read the first chapter. It'll save you a lot of money and you won't be quite as stupid in the morning.