One type of butterfly, the Morpho rhetenor has an astonishingly
impressive blue colour it gets, not from pigments but from light being
broken up by tiny prisms on its
wing scales. At rest, only the underside of its wings are seen and are
brown with eyespots for disguise. ...Focus Magazine,
type of butterfly, the Papillo palinurus is the only butterfly to make
its hues entirely mechanically – God
us a curve again! – This remarable butterfly bounces light around in
microscopic bowl shaped crevices in its wings. This makes the butterfly
appear a lush green color.
According to Peter Vukusic, team head
at Exeter University investigating this phenomenon in Nature
Magazine, volume 404, page 457, as reported in New
Scientist Magazine, April 1, 2000 "From
the flat centre of each bowl, you get yellow light reflected, and from
the sloping sides you get blue reflectivity."
The Hedyloidea nocturnal (night time)
butterfly has ears on its wing.
Jayne Yack of Carleton University,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, says "The general feeling is that butterflies
as we know them were once more moth like, and at some point they they moved
'into the day'. What we don't know is what caused them to move into the
day." Hey Jayne? God did it!
The incredible journey of the
Monarch butterfly poses heretofore
unanswerable questions for anyone leaving God out of the picture.
hawk moth is really different!
does evolution explain the process by which the male duck billed platypus
retains a venomous spur in its rear ankle, yet the female loses her spur
in the first year? Why this is produced and then disappears in the first
year is a conundrum for evolution.
are part of the world's electric animals' club. Other members of this exclusive
club are moles and electric
eels. Their complex systems seem to posit
too many questions for evolutionists.
dragonfly comes from the water bug, and after its metamorphosing,
it breaths air! It can travel at over 60 miles an hour (100 kilometers
Dragonflies are examples of remarkable
design, long having puzzled scientists in just how it is that they
keep aloft. Recent research show how important the air is to a dragonfly's
wing. To a dragonfly's wing, the air is viscous,
enabling its fluttering wings to create whirlwinds to help hover and fly.
The inertia of air molecules
creates a significant force that enables dragonflies to get lift, thrust
to turn, and to maneuver.
Jane Wang, physicist at Cornell University,
New York state, who is using a computer model to simulate the airflow around
dragonfly wings, reported his findings at the American Physical Society
in Minneapolis late March, 2000. ... New
Scientist Magazine, April 1, 2000.
of dragonflies only come out at night. How did this first type of dragonfly
know to come out only when blackbirds and thrushes wouldn't be around to
prey on it? And why don't all dragonflies do the same. Others survive in
whole constitution and design
of feathers seems to be extraordinarily cunning. On feathers, the keratin
molecule has been made stiffer by cross linking the molecular chains with
sulfur atoms." ... James E. Gordon, Professor Emeritus
of Materials Technology at University of Reading, Structures,
(1978) Penguin Books, London, England.
The central shaft
of a feather has a series of barbs projecting from each side at right
angles. Rows of smaller barbules in turn protude
from both sides of the barbs. Tiny hooks, called barbicels, project downward
from one side of the barbules and interlock with ridges on the opposite
side of adjacent barbules. In
some feathers there may be as many as a million barbules cooperating to
bind the barbs into a complete feather, impervious
to air penetration." ...Evolution:
Possible or Impossible?, page 215.
cuticle (outer wrapping) and medulla (inner core of the hair) show a wide
variety of patterns which differ between hair types and species. The wool
fibers of sheep lack the medulla. In a simple thing like a hair's structure,
we see diverse yet related parts
among its types. Surrounding the medulla are cortex cells.
an inner 'clock' whose ticking away determines when some animals shed.
possess mammary glands, but only marsupials (having a pouch, like a kangaroo)
and placentals (having placenta)
have nipples! Marsupials have a pouch, but lack placenta. Within the pouch
is the nipples. All mammals have a neopallium, but only the placentals
have a connection between the two cerebral hemispheres (left and right
brain), the corpus callosum.
and sexual systems of marsupials varies. Some ferment foods before being
returned to the intestine. The sexual system of some includes a forked
penis, which fits well with the multiple vaginas of the female.-...continues
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