Thursday, May 13, 2010

What the Turtle Taught Us (Tortoise)

A phylogenetic (alleged family tree) study published in the Royal Society Biological Proceedings in 2002 used a technique called “gene tree parsimony” that assumes a certain rate of gene duplication and loss. These Darwinists concluded that turtles are the closest relatives of birds (Chickens and Turtles Are Sisters 07/30/2002)! Here is a map showing differences in the intensity of the Earth’s magnetic field. The dip angle of the lines of magnetic force also gives location clues. Turtles have a map sense apparently based on variations in the earth’s magnetic field at different locations. So, turtles are great navigators. Loggerhead sea turtles hatch on the Florida coast and migrate thousands of miles to the Mediterranean Sea. As adults they migrate back to Florida, often back to the same beach! Kenneth Lohmann has experimentally verified that turtles use light and magnetic fields for navigation. [1]
The painted turtle is very colorful. Many turtles stay near water, but the desert tortoise can survive for over a year without water! Amazingly, the red-eared slider turtle can remain underwater for up to two weeks using lactate fermentation to supply cells with oxygen. [2]
Hindu mythology has the Earth on the backs of four elephants which stand on the shell of a turtle.

Clearly turtles have been intelligently designed (ID), but ID is not enough and will not save your soul. As Georgia Purdom observes, “God’s role as Creator becomes foundational to His role as Redeemer. Recognizing a designer is not enough to be saved; submitting to the Redeemer is also necessary.” [3] Creation and Redemption are intimately connected:

For by him [Christ] all things were made, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, authorities, lords, rulers, and powers; all things were made by him and for him; He is before all things, and in him all things have being. … Through him uniting all things with himself, having made peace through the blood of his cross; through him, I say, uniting all things which are on earth or in heaven (Col. 1:16, 17, 20, BBE).
It is critical that we know who the Intelligent Designer really is.
Here is a turtle pic from Dr. Norbert Smith (Ph.D. Zoology):

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1) Biology 6e by Eldra Solomon, Linda Berg and Diana Martin, (2002, Brooks/Cole), p. 1118.
2) Ibid., p. 171.
3) “Is the Intelligent Design Movement Christian?” by Georgia Purdom in The New Answers Book 2 ed. by Ken Ham, (2008, Master Books, Green Forest, AR), p. 93.