Psalm 17:8-9
“Keep me as the apple of the eye, hide me under the shadow of thy wings, from the wicked that oppress me, from my deadly enemies, who compass me about.”

Glass squid are amazingly good at not being seen by creatures who desire to eat them because, as their name makes clear, their bodies are transparent. In fact, as an article in Science News tells us, “Marine predators often scan the waters above them for the silhouettes of prey blocking sunlight, but there’s little to betray a glass squid.” There’s just one problem, however. The squid’s eyes are not transparent, exposing the creature’s whereabouts.

A cranchiid (glass) squid, about 4 inches acrossNow, this would be a disaster for the squid if it weren’t for the fact that their Creator provided some species of glass squid with silvery patches of cells called photophores. These cells are found only by their eyes, acting “as undersurface bioluminescence” and making “the shadows under their eyes less conspicuous to hunters below.”

Evolutionists try to account for this by saying that the light-carrying photophores operate inefficiently, leaking light. This has caused one researcher to say that the cells were “really bad at being fiber-optic cables.”

In other words, ask an evolutionist and they will tell you that natural selection gets the credit whether it does its job well or poorly. Sorry, but this is not science. It is a weak attempt to rationalize what can only be described as a product of ingenious design! As Creation Moments see it, these photophores leak light for a reason … and they were placed exactly where their Designer knew they would be of greatest benefit.

Today’s “Creation Moment” is one of almost 300 you’ll find in “Letting God Create Your Day, Volume 8” – the biggest collection of scripts we’ve ever published.

Oh Lord, since You care so much about providing for the needs of even lowly creatures like the shrimp, I know that You must love me far more and will provide everything I need, both now and in eternity! Amen.

Susan Milius, “Squid stays hidden by leaking light,” Science News, 7/9/16, pp. 12-13. Photo: A cranchiid (glass) squid, about 4 inches across. Courtesy of Edie Widder. From NOAA photo library. (PD)