Creatures That Defy Evolutionary Theory

In defending our faith and belief that God is the creator of all life, I’d like to turn to a few examples in nature that support this contention. Before we provide the examples we must understand, we should note that many theories on evolution stress that animals and man changed and adapted over time to become better suited to survive in their environment. Others theorize that some mutations may have suddenly changed some of these species to become as they are today. Looking at examples from nature make these evolutionary theories highly suspect.

Our first example, the bombardier beetle, defends itself by blasting out of its rear end irritating gases. Research has shown that the beetle makes this explosion by mixing together two dangerous chemicals. But these two chemicals are stopped from blowing the beetle up by a third chemical known as the inhibitor. The inhibitor allows the beetle to store the dangerous chemicals indefinitely until they are needed to defend him.

If the beetle is attacked by a predator, he squirts the chemicals into two combustion tubes, and at just the right moment another chemical is added, an anti-inhibitor. This knocks out the inhibitor and causes a violent explosion to occur into the predator’s face.

Now could this system have developed over time as some evolutionists would have you believe? Well the mixing of those chemicals over time would likely have led to the destruction of many beetles. What about the inhibitor? You would have no need to evolve the inhibitor unless you had the two chemicals you are trying to inhibit. But if you had the two chemicals without the inhibitor you would be blowing yourself up! It does not make sense that the different parts of this system could develop over time. It makes more sense that it was put together all at the same time. Even if the beetle somehow developed the chemical and inhibitor mix it would do him no good unless he also developed the anti-inhibitor. Once he had that he would then need the combustion tubes to force the chemical out and a timing and communication system to make it all happen. It seems to me that it takes something like faith to believe all this could happen over time. The easier explanation here is that this bug was thought of and created by the mind of God.

Another intriguing creature in the animal kingdom is the sea slug. Sea slugs live along the seacoast and their primary food source is sea anemones. The interesting thing about the anemones is that they have thousands of stinging cells on their tentacles that explode when they are just slightly touched. The stinging cells plunge poisonous little harpoons into whatever touches the anemone. The harpoons paralyze the intruder and this allows the anemone to draw the intruder into its stomach.

What is fascinating is the sea slug can eat the anemones without being stung or digesting the cells. When the slug takes in the anemone it is able to sweep the stinging cells through ciliated tubes which are connected to its stomach and end in pouches. The stinging cells get arranged and stored in the pouches and are then used for the sea slugs defense. When a sea slug is attached it uses the captured stinging cells to defend itself.

Now let’s think about this developing slowly over time. When the first sea slug tried to eat a sea anemone it would be harmed by the stinging cells. How could it develop a means to neutralize the cells? Even if it somehow did that, how would it develop a digestive tract to digest the body of the anemone, but not the stinging cells? The slug also would need to develop the ciliated tubes and pouches to store the cells.

For our final example we will address the amazing relationship found in nature called cleaning symbiosis. Some fish that eat smaller fish and shrimp end up with debris and parasites in their mouth. This problem is remedied by the fact that cleaner fish and shrimp will swim into the mouths of the predatory fish and clean out the debris and parasites.

It just does not make sense that this relationship between the larger predatory fish, cleaner fish, and shrimp could have developed by chance over a long period of time. First of all there are several species of predator fish, cleaner fish, and shrimp involved in this relationship. The chances of one type of each type of species being involved in this symbiosis is hard to believe, but many different species makes the odds even more difficult to believe if you think these relationships occurred through evolution. Secondly, the smaller fish’s instinct for self-preservation is confounded by the danger of entering the larger fish’s mouth.

This same type of relationship occurs with some other species of animals. The Egyptian plover (bird) walks into the mouth of the Nile crocodile to clean out parasites too.
Romans 1:20 mentions evidence there is a God can be deduced by looking at the complexity and grandeur of nature. Let’s not forget the evidence is there.
Source: The Collapse of Evolution by Scott Huse