HUMMINGBIRDS AND EVOLUTION

February 24, 2003 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service,
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The following article by Eugene Halonen is from Christian News, March 27, 1989:

During the week of February 12, 1989, public television channels presented
a beautiful documentary on hummingbirds. The material included spectacular
and unchallengeable proofs of creation that the narrator repeatedly
described as adaptations due to evolution. He stated that in the tropical
rain forest there are species of flowers, which, because of their peculiar
design, can be pollinated only by hummingbirds with bills of matching design.

One flower is curved, preventing insect pollination. ONLY one particular
species of hummingbird with a matching curved bill can penetrate to the
stigma and can thus pollinate the flower. The other is a large flower, 6 to
8 inches long, which can be pollinated only by the Sword Bill Hummingbird
whose bill is longer than its body length.

Each of these flowers is dependent for its very existence, therefore, on
the hummingbird that pollinates it. And each hummingbird, as well, is
dependent for its existence on the flower that it pollinates—the bird must
have the flowers’ nectar to sustain its life.

Since the flowers have no perches, the tiny birds must hover at the
flower’s opening with wings beating 1200 times per minutes, and heart
beating 398 times per minutes. The hummingbird uses such an enormous amount
of energy while hovering, that it MUST FEED EVERY 3 TO 5 SECONDS.

Evolution (transmutation) requires millions of years (and hundreds of
thousands of transitional fossils for each transmutation according to
Darwin) to progress from a simple amoeba to a creature as amazingly complex
as a hummingbird. Consider, too, the astronomical odds against a specific
species of flower and a specific species of bird, from two totally
different kingdoms, appearing on the scene at the very same instant. But
the stark reality is that if both flowers and hummingbirds were not there,
TOGETHER, FULLY DEVELOPED and FULLY FUNCTIONING, AT THE VERY SAME MOMENT IN
TIME, both species would quickly die!! The hummingbird without the flowers’
nectar would falter and fall to its death within 10 seconds or so; and the
flowers would wilt and die shortly thereafter, having no pollinator to keep
them alive.

You might well ask, «What does the hummingbird do at nightfall when the
flowers close?» Would you believe that evolution, in its omniscience and
mercy, has provided the hummingbird with the ability to perch firmly on a
branch, then slow its heart rate to 36 beats per minute, and then reduce
itself to a state of torpor where energy consumption is almost nil?

Isn’t evolution amazing? Without a mind of its own, evolution has somehow
managed (thru the evolutionary magic of «natural selection,» «survival of
the fittest,» and «millions of years») to bring together two marvelously
complex species, a flower from the Plant Kingdom and a Hummingbird from the
Animal Kingdom; and, in its eternal wisdom and goodness, evolution
miraculously brought them forth (after millions of years) in the same split
second in time, fully developed, perfectly compatible, ready to serve each
other, and to live happily together for all time. Although mindless,
evolution is clearly a kind and caring father!

The Lord Jesus had some fitting words applicable to those who would promote
such SCIENCE, «falsely so-called,» Matthew 23:24, they are «blind guides
who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel,» and Matthew 15:14, » … they
are blind leaders of the blind…»

And finally, please understand, if evolution cannot explain the origin of
the universe (and it cannot) and of all life therein (and it cannot), then
there is only one possible alternative, «In the beginning, God created the
heavens and the earth,» Genesis 1:1; and Genesis 3:20, «and Adam called his
wife’s name Eve [Eve means «life-giver» in Hebrew] because she was the
mother of ALL LIVING.»

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HUMMINGBIRDS AND EVOLUTION

February 24, 2003 (David Cloud, Fundamental Baptist Information Service,
P.O. Box 610368, Port Huron, MI 48061, 866-295-4143, fbns@wayoflife.org»>fbns@wayoflife.org;
for instructions about subscribing and unsubscribing or changing addresses,
see the information paragraph at the end of the article)

The following article by Eugene Halonen is from Christian News, March 27, 1989:

During the week of February 12, 1989, public television channels presented
a beautiful documentary on hummingbirds. The material included spectacular
and unchallengeable proofs of creation that the narrator repeatedly
described as adaptations due to evolution. He stated that in the tropical
rain forest there are species of flowers, which, because of their peculiar
design, can be pollinated only by hummingbirds with bills of matching design.

One flower is curved, preventing insect pollination. ONLY one particular
species of hummingbird with a matching curved bill can penetrate to the
stigma and can thus pollinate the flower. The other is a large flower, 6 to
8 inches long, which can be pollinated only by the Sword Bill Hummingbird
whose bill is longer than its body length.

Each of these flowers is dependent for its very existence, therefore, on
the hummingbird that pollinates it. And each hummingbird, as well, is
dependent for its existence on the flower that it pollinates—the bird must
have the flowers’ nectar to sustain its life.

Since the flowers have no perches, the tiny birds must hover at the
flower’s opening with wings beating 1200 times per minutes, and heart
beating 398 times per minutes. The hummingbird uses such an enormous amount
of energy while hovering, that it MUST FEED EVERY 3 TO 5 SECONDS.

Evolution (transmutation) requires millions of years (and hundreds of
thousands of transitional fossils for each transmutation according to
Darwin) to progress from a simple amoeba to a creature as amazingly complex
as a hummingbird. Consider, too, the astronomical odds against a specific
species of flower and a specific species of bird, from two totally
different kingdoms, appearing on the scene at the very same instant. But
the stark reality is that if both flowers and hummingbirds were not there,
TOGETHER, FULLY DEVELOPED and FULLY FUNCTIONING, AT THE VERY SAME MOMENT IN
TIME, both species would quickly die!! The hummingbird without the flowers’
nectar would falter and fall to its death within 10 seconds or so; and the
flowers would wilt and die shortly thereafter, having no pollinator to keep
them alive.

You might well ask, «What does the hummingbird do at nightfall when the
flowers close?» Would you believe that evolution, in its omniscience and
mercy, has provided the hummingbird with the ability to perch firmly on a
branch, then slow its heart rate to 36 beats per minute, and then reduce
itself to a state of torpor where energy consumption is almost nil?

Isn’t evolution amazing? Without a mind of its own, evolution has somehow
managed (thru the evolutionary magic of «natural selection,» «survival of
the fittest,» and «millions of years») to bring together two marvelously
complex species, a flower from the Plant Kingdom and a Hummingbird from the
Animal Kingdom; and, in its eternal wisdom and goodness, evolution
miraculously brought them forth (after millions of years) in the same split
second in time, fully developed, perfectly compatible, ready to serve each
other, and to live happily together for all time. Although mindless,
evolution is clearly a kind and caring father!

The Lord Jesus had some fitting words applicable to those who would promote
such SCIENCE, «falsely so-called,» Matthew 23:24, they are «blind guides
who strain at a gnat and swallow a camel,» and Matthew 15:14, » … they
are blind leaders of the blind…»

And finally, please understand, if evolution cannot explain the origin of
the universe (and it cannot) and of all life therein (and it cannot), then
there is only one possible alternative, «In the beginning, God created the
heavens and the earth,» Genesis 1:1; and Genesis 3:20, «and Adam called his
wife’s name Eve [Eve means «life-giver» in Hebrew] because she was the
mother of ALL LIVING.»

[Distributed by Way of Life Literature’s Fundamental Baptist Information
Service. These articles cannot be stored on BBS or Internet sites or sold
or placed by themselves or with other material in any electronic format for
sale, but may be distributed for free by e-mail or by print. They must be
left intact and nothing removed or changed, including these informational
headers. The Fundamental Baptist Information Service is a listing for
Fundamental Baptists and other fundamentalist, Bible-believing Christians.
Our goal in this particular aspect of our ministry is not devotional but is
TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO ASSIST PREACHERS IN THE PROTECTION OF THE
CHURCHES IN THIS APOSTATE HOUR. This material is sent only to those who
personally subscribe to the list. If somehow you have subscribed
unintentionally, following are the instructions for removal.



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