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Evidence From Biology

September 22nd, 2009


A study of the monarch butterfly should convince  anyone of God’s amazing design. Consider just a few of the monarch’s abilities:
1. The female butterfly uses six sharp needles on her forelegs to test for food’s chemical composition. monarch caterpillar
2. The caterpillar increases in weight 2,700 percent in 20 days.
3. The female butterfly can smell a male butterfly two miles away.
4. The female butterfly can store sperm and delay egglaying for months if she is impregnated too close to migration time.
5. The butterfly navigates alone to a never-before-seen location over 2,000 miles away.
6. As a caterpillar, it digests only one type of plant, the milkweed, which is poisonous to other animals that eat it, but not to this caterpillar.
Milkweed-MonarchLarva17. The monarch butterfly chemically reconstructs itself from a caterpillar with six simple eyes which can only see in             black and white, a chewing mouthpiece, sixteen legs, and the ability to crawl. It becomes a butterfly with two eyes           that can see in color (each with 6,000 lenses), a sucking mouthpiece, six legs, four wings, and the ability to fly.
The probability of random-chance mutations evolving this perfectly timed, chemically miraculous metamorphosis from caterpillar to monarch butterfly is far beyond the realm of reason.
The above was quoted from From Darkness to Light to Flight as depicted in A Closer Look At The Evidence by Richard & Tina Kleiss.

…I will meditate on your wonderful works.  They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds. (Psalms 145:5-6)