A couple months ago someone asked me to help with this group at Creation Conversations. I haven’t done too much with it up to now because Mondays are my “catch my breath” days! And I don’t tend to think of science as a bunch of mysteries. But, today I remembered.
Since running into another blog who is helping out with Thursdays? group, I realized this can be a two way street. So, I”m “reblogging” my comment/post from over there. If you want to see more, click the picture at the top!
I was just reading the part of the book “In Six Days” written by Dr. Andrew McIntosh. He spent a good portion of his essay talking about the complexity of flight. You can sure see why!
One of the coolest is how a migrating insect (like the Monarch butterfly) knows where it’s headed when it is born halfway between Mexico and Canada in the Spring or the other way round in the Autumn.
A brief internet search tells me we know the Monarch can tell the air is changing temperature with the seasons. They even have a clock which tells them which side the sun should be on to head the right direction.
But can they explain how all that is packed in such a tiny space and why the bug even bothers?
Actually, the whole reason of why anything bothers to do anything can’t be answered by “science.” Just saying, ‘so it can stay alive and have babies’ isn’t a full answer because you still have the question, ‘why not stay alive in an easier way?’ or ‘why should it care about living in the first place?’
God gives a beautiful answer to all these questions. He commanded living things to thrive, have lots of babies and fill the earth. So, they do their best! Our job is to study HOW so we can praise Him even more.
Butterflies aren’t the only creatures to make brand new trips to unknown places where their grandparents once lived. I wrote about the European and North American eels HERE.
And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth. Genesis 1:22