“Praise the LORD from the earth, ye dragons, and all deeps:”
Whales pose some interesting problems for those who believe that all living things slowly evolved to their present forms over millions of years. According to evolution, sea creatures gradually adapted to life on land because they could make a better living there. That’s where mammals supposedly evolved. Then, for some unknown reason, some of those mammals – Darwin said it was the bear – decided to return to the sea. This required the mammal ancestors of the whale to lose their legs, readapt to locomotion in water, develop new vision abilities, and move its breathing nostrils to behind its brain.
As unlikely as all of this sounds, some evolutionists make one more amazing claim. They claim that some whales still have the vestigial bones of their pelvises or legs embedded in their bodies. Some have even claimed that certain whales have been seen that still had vestigial legs growing out of their bodies. However, no trace of these so-called “legs” can be found in any scientific literature. The small bone that some whales have is not a vestigial pelvis. It is not even attached to the backbone or any part of the skeleton but is situated within the body as an anchor for some of the whale’s organs. In short, any talk of whales with legs or vestigial walking structures is pure myth.
God created the whales, just as the Bible says. The great whales glorify God with their great majesty and power.
With the whales, dear Father, I glorify You for Your work of creation and for my salvation in Jesus Christ. Amen.
“The strange tale of the leg on the whale,” Creation, 6 8/98, pp.10 13. Photo: North Atlantic right whales. (PD)