Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Incredible Creatures That Defy Evolution: Snakes, Slugs & Owls

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 some more of those?


A third incredible creature that defies Evolution is the snake. In my new video I had a snake around my neck at some point. We had a python and a boa constrictor, both of them very big snakes. We also had a Mojave Desert Rattlesnake, which is supposed to be the most vicious type of rattlesnake.

The python for instance, around its lips in-between the scales, it has sensory organs that can sense the heat in a live animal that they want to eat. Those organs are so sensitive that it can be a pitch black night and it can go right up that whatever it is it wants to eat and strike it, and it never misses. And yet, it can't see a thing. It is just the heat sensors in its lips that tell it exactly what to do.

You have seen a snake and their forked tongue comes out? Well, they don't have to open their mouth to do that. There is a groove in the lower jam that lets them stick out their tongue because they are crawling around in the dirt. If they had to open their mouth to get their tongue out, which is sensing and picking up the molecules of things, they would fill their mouth up with dirt all the time. And so, God made them so they can get that tongue out there. When they bring it back in they touch it to an organ on the roof of their mouth called the Jacobson's organ, and it tells them exactly which molecules they are tasting and they can follow a prey, just by tasting the dust and stuff as they get toward it. It is miraculous things!

Nudibranch Sea Slug

A fourth incredible creatures that defies Evolution, and I have it on this new "Creation Proclaims" video, is the nudibranch sea slug. These things are amazing! They have psychedelic colors and are beautiful things.

It will eat an anemone or another sea creature that has little stinging cells that they shoot like little darts. And, it will eat this thing, but it doesn't set off the darts. It will digest what it wants to eat. Anything else that touches this anemone will set off these darts, but not the nudibranch. So, it eats the whole thing, digests the food part, takes those darts, transfers them through tubes out to its own back and into its gill structures, and then it uses the defense mechanism of the animal that it ate as its own defense mechanism. It cannibalizes this animal to use. It recycles these stinging cells and it potentiates them. The darts are stronger once they get out through the back of the nudibranch, moreso than when they were in the anemone. It is miraculous thing!

Great Grey Owl

A fifth incredible creature that defies Evolution is the owl. An owl is silent when it flies. How can this be when with all the other birds you can hear the flapping of their wings?

The owl is going to find their prey mainly by hearing. They have a circle of feathers around their face that are special feathers that channel the sound into their ear holes. Their ear holes are not the things up on top of their heads, rather their ear holes are right under their eyes, and they're not at the same level. They get the sound in at 1/30th of a millionth of a second at a different rate, and that tells them exactly where their prey is.

If an owl's wings made noise they couldn't hear and gauge sound. A Great Gray Owl can hear a mouse crawling around under two feet of snow. There can be a mouse under two feet of snow and it can hear it! It can't see it, but it will dive down right on it.

Owl's have this little fringe of tiny little hairs that go up the sides of the feathers. God made those little hairs deflect the wind coming across them in such a way that the owl flies with silent flight. And, where does that come from? If there isn't a God that designed that and made that, how would evolution produce that? I don't see any way.


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...

tho i believe dr.martin to be very intellegent and love what he`s doing i gotta say handling snakes, bad idea

son of thunder said...

hartdawg, being from the "Great White North" as you are, you may not realize that there actually is a safe way to handle snakes.

I'm not saying it's not a bad idea, mind you, but it can be safe.

That stuff about the nudibranch sea slug is pretty cool.

hartdawg said...

i donno, snakes and especially spiders gimmie the creeps. at least you can see a snake coming but spiders... the sea slug IS pretty cool. several yrs ago carl baugh did some simular studies with animals. as i said once before, the evidence (irrefutable, unlike the "irrefutable evidence" of evolution) is there.

son of thunder said...

Spiders give me the heebie-jeebies, too, hartdawg.

If they had evolved, I wish they had evolved to be a little less creepy.

Maybe in a few million years.

VeniSheckChicolte said...

Lol! I can't stand spiders, but I LOVE snakes!I love holding them and playing with them! My mom once had a boa named Rosy!

But yeah... not spiders... or centipedes...