Can Evolution Predict the Future?
“When thou with rebukes dost correct man for iniquity, thou makest his beauty to consume away like a moth: surely every man [is] vanity. Selah.”
We have often pointed out the many plants and animals that are interrelated. Their lives depend upon one another. Very often they are interrelated in such a way that creation offers the only reasonable explanation for their special features. Evolution can call on “lucky coincidence” just so many times to explain these relationships. It makes far more sense to say that all living things were carefully planned and designed by an all-wise Master Designer.
One interesting example is found in the moth family Noctuidae. This family of moths has special organs that detect the ultrasonic sounds made by the bats who eat them. A “lucky coincidence”? The problem with the evolutionary explanation is that this moth is dated by evolutionists to 75 million years ago. (Remember, these are evolutionists’ years, not real years.) This is back during the time of dinosaurs, when there weren’t supposed to be any bats. According to evolution, bats didn’t arrive on the scene until 55 million years after the Noctuidae moth. One wonders whether mindless evolution could see into the future. Or perhaps evolution was able to make moths with an ability to hear bats that would not exist for the supposed tens of millions of years! Neither explanation sounds very scientific!
It makes a good deal more sense to throw out the millions of years of inflated evolutionary time. We can view the unique design of the Noctuidae moth as a sign from an all-knowing Creator that all living things were made by Him. Only an intelligent, personal Creator can account for the complex overall plan that we see in the created relationships between vastly different creatures.
Father, the scope and complexity of the interrelationships in nature shows how poor our most complex projects truly are. Help me to keep my life in perspective so that my dependency is always on You. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.