- Series:Animals, God’s Design, Transcript English
1 Corinthians 1:20
“Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?”
On a previous broadcast, we told you about a small hopping insect with gears in its legs, allowing both legs to jump at the exact same moment. Today, I bring to your attention the first animal ever found to have a screw-and-nut mechanism in its body. I’m talking about the weevil.
A few years ago, New Scientist reported how a scientist made this discovery while studying CT scans of a weevil species from New Guinea. He was “surprised to find that its legs appeared to be screwed into its body.”
That’s right! The top segment of each leg is attached to a small part called the trochanter … and the trochanter attaches the leg to the insect’s body by screwing into a part called the coxa. On the inside of the coxa and on the outer surface of the trochanter, the scientist “found ridges just like those on screws and nuts.”
So we see that our Creator invented screws and nuts, not mankind. But, of course, the New Scientist article claims, “The weevils are another example of evolution coming up with the same solutions to problems as human engineers.”
Oh really?! The screws and nuts you’d buy in a hardware store were designed and made by intelligent beings. In the same way, the screws and nuts in the weevil’s legs must have been designed and made by an intelligent being as well. Any other explanation is, well, just plain nuts!
Prayer: Oh Lord, thank You for giving me eyes to see the wonders of Your creation! I pray that You will give me boldness to share these wondrous things with everyone You put in my path. Amen.
Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: Michael Marshall, “Beetles beat us to the screw and nut,” New Scientist, 6/30/11. Photo: Acorn weevil. It is thought that all weevils have the screw-and-nut mechanism. Courtesy of Dave Pemcoast. (CC BY 2.0)
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