Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution: Giraffe

Nathan JonesPDFBy Nathan Jones

Did you know that there are creatures so incredibly complex that their very nature defies the concept of Evolution? To study these animals is to know with absolute surety that they must have been created by a designer.

Dr. Jobe MartinTo help identify some of those incredible creatures that defy Evolution, I went to Dr. Jobe Martin, former dentist, professor and Evolutionist. Having clearly seen God's eternal power and divine nature from what has been made (Rom. 1:20), Dr. Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ and a trust in the biblical account of the six days of Creation. He and his wife Jenna Dee have since formed Biblical Discipleship Ministries based in Rockwall, Texas to teach on campuses, classrooms and churches that we can trust the Bible's account of the Creation and Jesus as Savior.

Dr. Martin, you have produced a video series called "Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution" and another called "Creation Proclaims." Incredible creatures that defy Evolution — could you show us another one of those?

A second incredible creature that defies Evolution which I really enjoy talking about is the giraffe. A bull giraffe can be 18 feet tall! It has a huge heart to pump the blood up that long skinny neck against gravity. The heart of a bull giraffe can weigh up to 25 pounds. That is the size of a big turkey! It can be almost 2 1/2 feet long. It is a powerful pump and when it squeezes it shoots that blood up that long skinny neck against gravity.


The giraffe has got a problem when he bends his head down to get a drink of water. With all that blood the heart squeezes, well, the blood goes zoom and blows his brains out through his ears. He is now dead. And, so, he must be thinking, "I've got a problem. When I get a drink of water I blow my brains out. Okay, I better evolve something here to fix this." Well, of course, dead animals don't evolve. But anyway, it doesn't blow his brains out. Why? Because, as the blood comes down there is like little spigot — little valves — in the artery that goes up the neck which close. When the giraffe's head is down, there is also a sponge under the brain and it gently expands to protect the brain so it doesn't blow out.

Now, the giraffe is getting his drink of water and he sees a lion coming up. "I've got to get out of here, he is going to eat me." The giraffe jumps up, runs about three steps, and passes out — not enough oxygen to the brain. The lion eats him. He says, "I have another problem. I pass out when I get up too fast and so the lion eats me." Well, dead animals don't evolve. They can't fix it. But, the giraffe doesn't pass out, because as he raises his head up our Creator the Lord Jesus has made it so those valves open up and the sponge under the brain gently squeezes that last pump of oxygenated blood up into his brain and he is doing just fine. Only God could create that.

The textbooks still say that the giraffe got his long neck because all the food had run out and he was trying to eat up there in the trees. And I am saying, "Okay, good, but what about Mrs. Giraffe? She is two feet shorter. What about baby giraffe? If all the food is gone and he's got to stretch up there to eat out of the top of the tree, what is baby giraffe going to eat after they are weaned from their mama?" It doesn't make any sense at all. Maybe Millions of years between meals?!

What we have here is irreducible complexity. It's like when we reduce fractions down and you can't reduce them down anymore. Complexity requires all the different parts that are needed working together perfectly, so they are irreducible. You can't take them down anymore. They need all these parts, and all the parts have to be fully functional. You can't have a partially formed heart, or a partially formed valve, or a partially formed sponge. They have to all be there. They have to all be fully functional, or you don't have a giraffe.


The Evolution of a CreationistThe Evolution of a Creationist Book by Dr. Jobe Martin:
This fascinating book describes Dr. Jobe Martin's personal journey from an evolution-trained scientist to a Bible-believing creationist. Dr. Martin examines many of the claims and theories of prominent evolutionists, comparing their often incredible, inconsistent, pseudo-scientific explanations of origins to the clear and simple description of the Creation as depicted in the Bible.

Creation ProclaimsCreation Proclaims Video by Dr. Jobe Martin:
Come face-to-face with some of the world's most fascinating creatures! You'll discover how Creation proclaims the character, majesty, power and, glory of our Creator God. In each creature feature, you'll learn how God is reaching out to mankind by making Himself known in unmistakable ways.

God of WondersGod of Wonders Video by Eternal Productions:
A feature-length Discovery-quality documentary without the evolutionary bias. Stunning nature footage, scientific insights and Scriptures combine to reveal the wonders of our Creator as observed throughout His creation.


hartdawg said...

How can these scientist be so ignorant? the evidence is there. is it deliberate? (implied answer is yes)

hartdawg said...

and another thing, consider the fact that you`re the ONLY ONE outta 6billion people with your own fingerprint, dna, iris (or whatever its called) your own distinct personality. how can that be chance? NO SENSE!

son of thunder said...

Ya learn somethin' every day. Those facts about the giraffe are facinating.

VeniSheckChicolte said...

I totally love this story! I never heard about this before! As son of thunder said, learn somethin' new every day! I have to say, the giraffe is like, my new favorite animal!!!

hartdawg said...

i was finally able to watch the program online at the library. to bad some of the animals couldnt be on the program. great show tho

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Anonymous said...

Wow you have almost described the process of evolution. you are correct the members of the population of the ancestral giraffe creature would not have been able to lift its head and get away from the lion and got eaten, but the members of the population which had a slight variation which did allow them to get away did and passed on that trait to its offspring. rinse and repeat thousands of times over and you have developed a very complex looking adaption. People don't seem to realize that evolution isn't the morphing of one creature into a different one it is the death of members of a population of a species unsuited to the current conditions. also yes in times of drought poor baby giraffe would stave to death before he could grow up, but a few years later when the drought was over new baby giraffes could grow to adulthood because its longer necked parents were able to survive through it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, to Anonymous comment above... only problem is, Darwin's theory IS talking about jumping from one species from another. His theory talks about having one common ancestor that "evolved" into ALL current species in the world. How would evolution create such complex whole parts such as the sponges under their brains or little spigots? If evolution took "tiny steps", then like mentioned above, these animals couldn't survive with partially formed organs or body parts. They would all die out before they could fully form. All of the necessary parts for their bodies need to be there at once, otherwise it just wouldn't work. I'm not saying that means you should totally believe in Christianity or religion or whatever. I'm just saying that these animals show signs of intellectual design, meaning there is some greater power out there instead of a bunch of random, one in a billion, totally lucky events that somehow created us.

Anonymous said...

you know whats funny? the lion would still be evolving to so it hasnt got time to hunt giraffes