“Comparing the mirrors with the lens cylinder system, Land says, “Both are successful and very sophisticated image-forming devices, but I cannot imagine an intermediate form [or common ancestral type] that would work at all.” The kind of design in these eyes, he says, seems impossible to explain as a result of evolutionary relationship. So Land goes on to suggest that the shrimp-like animals with diﬀerent systems should not be classified as evolutionary relatives, even though they are otherwise quite similar.
Even more interesting is Land’s statement about how he felt when he was trying to figure out the mirror system. He said he was “trying not to come to the conclusion that these eyes had been put there by God to confuse scientists.” They may confuse evolutionists, but may I suggest instead that these eyes were put there by God to inform scientists. As such cases show, a mind open to examples of created order can hasten and enrich the scientific search for understanding.”