Please will you meet the Water Bear:
This tiny, microscopic creature (officially known as the Tardigrade) has so many skills he makes the greatest human achievers on earth look like low-grade, washed-out deadbeats.
He is about half a millimetre in length, and is just about the toughest creature you will ever come across. Scientists have tested the Water Bear under extreme heat, extreme cold, very high atmospheric pressure, even bombarding the poor little mite with radiation. But he emerges unflustered and unfettered.
Scientists even attached some of these little creatures to the outside of a rocket bound for space. Did that bother them? Well, yes a few did die in the cold, bleak, lifeless, airless bounds of space. But some actually survived and were still attached to the rocket upon landing!
Some have even been found, apparently dead, after many decades of time. Yet when they are placed back into water, they quickly revive and their cells repair perfectly !
But the most remarkable thing about this creature is how it has sent evolutionists into a bit of a spin! It is said to be 500 million years old and yet has remained unchanged throughout all that time! That’s half a billion years! Whatever happened to survival-of-the-fittest? This guy is so fit he beat all other contestants hands down from the very moment he first arrived, and he looks the same now as the day he first appeared!
How did he acquire his amazing survival equipment? Isn’t this supposed to be something that “fit” creatures develop over millions of years? But this guy had this equipment from the very start!
So where did he come from? Evolutionists have scratched their heads so much they’ve made them sore. So they speculate that he came from somewhere else in the universe, arriving here on a meteorite. Instead of dealing with the situation scientifically, using the available information we have about our unique, warm, ideal planet, they cast the entire problem to the cold, untested regions of the universe, hoping that will satisfy evolution’s enemies! Well this is one little problem that’s not going away!
Take a look at his photo very closely. How did evolution manage to place those tiny legs on the eight points under its body in such accurate measure? Each leg has a match on the other side of the Water Bear’s body. All the legs are perfectly balanced. Each leg exhibits a consistent design. Sheer luck? Did these appendages grow by chance and just happen to be ideally placed for the many remarkable manoeuvres he makes both on land and in water? And what about the amazing claws?
Each claw is like a finely crafted surgical instrument! And the claws also exhibit a consistent design. Did each one “luckily” manage to sprout in the appropriate place and somehow match all of the others?
Isn’t it time for Darwinian supporters to get their heads out of the cloud of misdirected information? If an archaeologist finds a finely crafted flint at a dig site, doesn’t he rejoice to have found evidence of design? Yet supporters of evolution are still stubbornly searching for answers that will piece together the many holes in their favourite theory. And the holes are well-known to adherents of Darwin’s theory. But if a theory has worn on like a creaking gate for two centuries without being firmly supported by available facts, isn’t it time to replace it with something else?
A similar argument can be made for the “design” of the many organs of the human body. According to some, they are unable (or perhaps unwilling) to see evidence for “intentional design” … just serendipitous arrival of an appendage, or an organ, or a new type of cell, which proves itself to be advantageous to the organism which therefore survives and thus the chance growth helps to maintain the species. Do you find this completely acceptable? Have you stopped to analyse carefully what is being implied here? When you see a complex system such as a computer, do you consider that the device came about by a serendipitous serious of chance events? Let’s take up this argumentation regarding the “many organs of the human body.”
How many organs are actively involved in the assimilation of nutrition on behalf of the body as a whole? Let’s enumerate: teeth, salivary glands, tongue, throat, oesophagus, stomach, duodenum, small intestine, large intestine, liver … to name the principal ones. How did these organs arrive? Did they appear gradually over millions of years, by serendipitous, chance, opportune growth?
What would happen to a body that lacked one or more of these organs? What would happen if the body possessed a partially-developed organ? What good is a set of teeth without a throat to receive the food? What use is there for a stomach without the oesophagus to direct the bolus of food into it, and a small intestine to continue the absorption process? All of these organs work like the beautifully played instruments in a large orchestra. Played in harmony, in rhythm, in tune, and the sound is beautiful, even majestic. But how is a master orchestra produced? Only by considerable practise, great effort, skilful use of the musical instruments, as well as the skills of the individuals who crafted the instruments. Certainly evidence of intended precise order and arrangement!
The conclusions that all of these arguments lead to are covered further in the section The Fundamentals.