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5 More Complex Creatures That Reveal God’s Creative Design

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Despite what evolution-based textbooks say, the Bible tells us God lovingly and wisely created the entire universe. And that includes the fascinating animals we see today!

Earlier this week, we looked at 5 fascinating animals that point to the brilliance and creativity of our Creator. And today, we’re looking at 5 more complex creatures that reveal God’s creative design!

1. The Emperor Penguin

Penguins are fascinating, hardy, and playful creatures. Their overlapping waterproof feathers and a layer of warm air between their feathers and subcutaneous fat layer keep these birds warm in the harsh Antarctic winters.

Evolutionists say penguins came from birds of flight that, in turn, evolved from dinosaurs. But there’s no evidence of this in the fossil record.

Instead, we know from Genesis 1 that God created penguins on Day 5 of Creation Week. The world at that time was perfect, so penguins didn’t have to endure freezing temperatures. But God lovingly and wisely equipped the original penguins with the genetic information to diversify after the Flood so that they couldsurvive the harsh cold to come.

Keep in mind that this diversification isn’t like molecules-to-man evolution. As penguins diversified, their genetic information was lost or altered, not added.

2. The Gecko

Have you ever seen a gecko scurrying across your window at night, searching for bugs to eat? You may have noticed that the gecko looks like a lizard, but it doesn’t walk like one. While lizards walk in a straight stride, geckos move their bodies side to side when walking—kind of like an alligator but much faster!

Also unlike lizards, geckos can do more than walk up flat surfaces. They can also walk upside down on ceilings! How? Geckos have special pads on their feet that are bigger than lizards’. These pads are very adhesive because they have millions of tiny hairs.

How could these incredibly complex feet and hairs have evolved? Recent evidence shows a gecko preserved in amber with these same feet patterns. And evolutionists believe it to be 100 million years old!

A better and more biblical answer is that God created these special feet 6,000 years ago.

3. The Bombardier Beetle

With its powerful defense weapon, the bombardier beetle doesn’t easily become another animal’s snack.

When this beetle feels threatened, it shoots out a gas mixture of hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinone. When these two chemicals mix, it brings the temperature up to water’s boiling point. So instead of a yummy meal, the predator gets a mouthful of noxious, burning gas!

How did the bombardier beetle evolve to create this complicated defense structure? Well, it didn’t. God gave this beetle its defense system when He created it.

4. The Elephant

Have you ever seen an elephant use its trunk? That powerful trunk can uproot a tree or delicately curl around a berry.

The trunk is also the elephant’s nose for breathing and smelling. Elephants can suction gallons of water through their long trunk to either drink it or shower themselves. It can also use its trunk to inhale dust to puff over its body to guard itself against the sun and insects.

Even though there are no transitional forms, evolutionists believe the elephant’s closest living relatives are the hyrax and the aquatic manatee. And they still have no idea how the elephant’s trunk supposedly evolved.

But we know that trunk didn’t evolve. God created it—and its 100,000 muscle units—when He made the elephant kind 6,000 years ago.

5. The Incubator Bird

In order for the chicks to survive, incubator bird eggs must remain at a temperature between 84.2 degrees and 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit.

But unlike most birds, incubator birds don’t warm their eggs by sitting on them. Instead, they build a “greenhouse” by digging a 3-foot-by-10-foot hole. Then they fill it with organic material like sticks, leaves, bark, grass, sand, or soil.

This pile of organic material acts like a compost heap. As it decomposes, it increases the mound’s temperature. The incubator bird (also called a Malleefowl), monitors the temperature with its bill and tongue. As soon as the mound reaches 86 degrees Fahrenheit, the hen lays an egg.

The male puts the egg in just the right spot in the mound and continually checks the temperature, adjusting the mound if he needs to.

How could mindless chance have given rise to an animal as complex and incredible as the incubator bird? God’s creative design is the only realistic explanation.

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