“Many, O LORD my God, [are] thy wonderful works [which] thou hast done, and thy thoughts [which are] to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: [if] I would declare and speak [of them], they are more than can be numbered.”
The lobster, with its external shell, is classified as a crustacean and is considered by evolutionists to be among the earlier evolved creatures. But recent study of the habits and abilities of lobsters are showing that these creatures are unexpectedly complex; their abilities are equal to the supposedly more-evolved creatures.
The lobster’s sense of smell and taste is up to a million times more sensitive than ours. Scents are picked up by hair like tufts on its appendages. When eating, the lobster carefully samples the scent of each item it eats. The lobster never seems to get bored with a long, leisurely sniff of each morsel. In fact, scientists have found that the nerve cells in the lobster’s antennules and walking leg hairs are more specialized than those of any other creature.
Lobsters actually use their sense of smell and abilities to create various chemicals as a means of communication. Both males and females who are ready to mate use scent signals to communicate their availability. They generate still other scent signals to communicate their readiness to move on to each new step in the courtship.
Those of us who believe that the lobster, like all other creatures, was created by God are not surprised to learn that lobsters show much more complexity than evolutionists ever expected. No living thing our Creator has made is either simple or ill equipped for life.
Dear heavenly Father, as the giver of everything, You have illustrated that Your love and generosity have no limit and that You give great gifts even to the seemingly most lowly. Remind me of this especially when I am tempted to complain about my situation. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.
Ravven, Wallace. 1987. “Lobster Lust: Don Juans of the Deep.” Discover, Dec., p. 34.