Making Life Easier Still Doesn’t Work for Evolution

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 in Johnsons from the Front | 0 comments

In my last blog article “Making Life Easier?,” I shared what we observe about how bees and the flowers they pollinate go against a main tenet of evolution, which teaches that animals develop traits and habits that make it easier for them to survive. Another example that goes against this idea of evolution is the following:

A bee orchid not only looks very much like a female bumblebee, but also produces a smell like that of a female bumblebee. A male bumblebee is attracted to the “female,” courts her for a short time, finds the “female” unresponsive, and flies off to another bee orchid to try his luck there. In the process of tricking the male bumblebee, the bee orchid is pollinated!

Most flowers make nectar; however, they don’t use it for themselves. Nectar is used to attract animals that will help transport pollen to other flowers of the same kind. A flower uses a lot of energy to make nectar that is just consumed by these animals.

Flowers like the bee orchid do not have to expend a lot of energy making food for animals; therefore survival is easier for them.

Now consider this – if evolution were true, shouldn’t orchids like the bee orchid, which have an easier time surviving than nectar producing orchids, be the most predominant kind of orchid found in nature? Yet bee orchids (and other orchids that attract by mimicry) are very rare … most orchids are nectar producing orchids. Doesn’t this go against evolution?

Once again, what is observed in nature goes against the teachings of evolution. What is actually observed appears to be a special design with purpose … not random chance and accident.

Information derived from: Exploring Creation With Botany,
Apologia Educational Ministries, Inc. Jeannie K. Fulbright, 2004


Lanny Johnson

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