The Little Dipper

Psalm 86:9-10
“All nations whom thou hast made shall come and worship before thee, O Lord; and shall glorify thy name. For thou art great, and doest wondrous things: thou art God alone.”

Also known as the water ouzel, the dipper is a small bird so named because of its characteristic dipping or bobbing motion when perched beside the water of fast-flowing rivers.

Eurasian white-fronted dipperAs author Douglas Sharp notes in Revolution Against Evolution, the dipper “not only flies in the air, but swims underwater with his wings. He also strolls on the bottom of the stream, overturning rocks with his beak and toes to feed on various water creatures. Air sacs provide buoyancy, enabling him to rise to the surface. He ‘blows his tanks’ to submerge. Since he does not have webbed feet, he uses his wings as underwater oars.”

The author then asks evolutionists: “How many eons of diving school did this bird endure before he mastered the delicate balance of the air and water environments? These unique air sacs will either work, or they won’t. These functions would have to be perfected before our skinny-dipping friend would ever discover the juicy morsels on the bottom of the stream.”

Wikipedia, which is certainly no friend to biblical creation, mentions two more design features. The dipper’s eyes have well-developed focus muscles that can change the curvature of the lens to enhance underwater vision. Dippers also have nasal flaps to prevent water from entering their nostrils. What did they do before evolution produced those flaps? Choke to death?

Obviously, evolutionists cannot account for this little dipper’s many design features, but creationists can!

Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank You for the diversity I find in Your creation. With each new plant or animal I learn about, the more I am filled with awe of Your infinite creativity! Amen.


Author: Steven J. Schwartz
Ref: http://www.rae.org/pdf/rae.pdf. Revolution Against Evolution, 2013, Douglas Sharp, p. 49. Third edition. Decapolis Books. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_ouzel. Photo: Eurasian white-fronted dipper. Courtesy of Andrew2606. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

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