- Series:Animals, Transcript English
1 Kings 22:30
“And the king of Israel said unto Jehoshaphat, I will disguise myself, and enter into the battle; but put thou on thy robes. And the king of Israel disguised himself, and went into the battle.”
When the South American false-eyed frog is approached by a predator, it behaves in a way that evolution is powerless to explain. It turns its back on the predator.
So how is this a good strategy? In the time it takes to spin around, the frog’s back is changing color to look like a pair of large, menacing eyes, complete with black pupils surrounded by blue irises. And it accomplishes this in only one second.
To complete its disguise, the frog raises its rear-end up high and tucks its hind legs underneath his fake eyes so the legs now look like a large mouth. Above the fake mouth appears what looks like a nose. The frog also lifts two toes on each back foot and curls them out so they look like claws. By moving his legs, the frog’s fake mouth and claws appear to be in motion.
If this trickery doesn’t work, the false-eyed frog releases a smelly, sticky substance from glands located inside of the gigantic fake eyes. This final defense tactic is usually enough to scare away all hungry predators.
It should be obvious to anyone with common sense that evolution can’t account for this remarkable defense mechanism. After all, if the frog turned around before evolution had given it the ability to transform its back into a pair of menacing eyes, it would have died out long ago. Only scientists with blinded eyes can possibly believe that the false-eyed frog is a product of evolution.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for creating a tiny frog that shows how foolish it is to attribute its amazing defense mechanism to random mutations and natural selection over millions of years. Amen.
Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: Science Vs. Evolution, pp. 868-870, Vance Ferrell (Evolution Facts, 2006). http://www.wild-facts.com/2013/false-eyed-frog/. http://www.discovercreation.org/documents/TheFalse-eyedFrog.htm. Photo: False-eyed frog. Courtesy of Felipe Gomes (Wikipedia).
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