The third part of this series on biogeography examines how the flood might have influenced the present patterns of distributions of various types of living organisms.
The number of different kinds of living organisms is one measure of biological diversity, or what has become known as “biodiversity.” Our world’s oceans have the highest known biodiversity, second only to the number of species found in the tropical rainforest.
One person’s cultural background can bias their view about people from other cultures… even before they have ever met. Could people also have a bias about how they think about other creatures? It may even be possible that scientific culture could prejudice the way researchers see creature-environmental relations with the potential to bias whole research programs.
Most nature documentaries include some language that refers to an underlying naturalistic understanding of origins. However, the recently released nature documentary “The Riot and the Dance” breaks this common pattern in a refreshing way.
The fact that animals need plants poses a problem for the evolutionary model, since the record of past life sometimes reveals non-viable ecosystems.
The words kind and kinds that are mentioned in the Creation narrative of Genesis 1:21, 24, and 25. How are we to understand these terms in a modern context? How do they relate to current terms and classifications in biology?
How does one account for bird migrations? Why do they migrate at all? How do they know when it’s time to begin the long journey? What guides their flight path and direction? How do they know their destination, and how do they prepare for the trip?
The complex and vitally essential ecology and biodiversity we find in nature today, at the top of the structural hierarchy of nature, suggest that many interacting organisms would have been required right from the beginning. Only a short-term creation would provide such ecosystem requirements.
Hybridization among wood warblers suggests “filling the earth” through dispersal, speciation and adaptation to local habitats.
A jumping spider has been discovered to produce a kind of milk to nourish its babies, in a manner similar to what mammals do.
The idea that different types of organisms were created and commanded to reproduce "after their kinds" seems widely believed among creationists. It may therefore come as a surprise to many to learn the idea is not stated in the Bible.
Different populations of stickleback fish have parallel genetic adaptations to similar local habitats.
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Comparison of genomes of jellyfish and sea anemones highlights the importance of orphan genes in taxonomically close organisms.
Is the genetic basis of loss of flight due to mutations in protein-coding genes or in regulatory genes?
The specific genes have been identified that cause a lizard to match the black rocks it lives on.
Cnidarians appear to have recruited as toxins the same kinds of proteins recruited by many other venomous animals. However, toxin diversity within groups of organisms does not appear to be related to the alleged evolutionary history of the various groups.
Fossilized crane fly eyes discovered to be calcified and have melanin
Are other creatures fundamentally different from humans? The surprising answer is both “Yes”…
What can we learn about design and flight from hummingbirds? Discover more on this fascinating…
Tim Standish describes how thoroughly the needs of newborn babies are anticipated in the design…
Illustrates some examples of ingenuous functional design and cooperation in marine organisms and birds
Illustrates complex and functional systems in terrestrial organisms and addresses the uniqueness of humans
Marcos Eberlin, 2019. Discovery Press. ISBN-13: 978-1936599653
Intelligent design seen from nitrogen-processing bacteria to bird eggshells and respiratory regulation.
Examples of design in sea and sky animals
Examples of design in land animals and humans
Examples of mutualism, commensalism, and altruism.
A new stunning short film on hummingbirds produced by The John 10:10 Project.
Cichlid fish in Nicaraguan lakes show evidence of rapid change.
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