Jeremiah 9:6

"'You live in the midst of deception; in thier deceit they refuse to acknowledge me', Declares the Lord."

Friday, October 17, 2008

Freaks of Evolution Part 2

The platypus
The platypus is probably the most famous and popular evolution-defying creature on the planet. In fact, when explorers first brought stories and skins of these amazing animals, the scientists of the day refused to believe they were real! They thought the explorers must have sown together a few different animals as a joke. Obviously, this is a case of convergent evolution. convergent evolution is when a similar characteristic supposedly evolves in two separate animals. The platypus has a bill and webbed feet like a duck, a tail like a beaver, and lays eggs like a reptile.
To have all these features combined into one animal defies all attempts to explain its evolution. Other special features include an electro-sensors built into its bill, super fine fur (900 hairs per mm), and flaps of skin that protect its eyes and ears when diving. Clearly, the platypus is the result of a creative designer, not random chance. It continues to frustrate those poor souls in charge of putting it on an evolutionary family tree!



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