MIRACULOUS LIFE CYCLES
The Life Cycle of all insects presents insuperable problems for the theory of evolution.
This is quite separate from the issue of how insect flight could possibly have evolved. The earliest flying insects were nearly identical to those of today, and they’ve found butterfly fossils in the Cretaceous.
Here is a vastly simplified account for you evolutionists to chew on.
The fertilised female lays her eggs on an appropriate leaf: for instance, the cabbage white butterfly lays her eggs on cabbage plants as the name suggests.
Let me draw out a few of the inexplicables.
First, the phenomenon of meiosis (which we discussed previously. If you didn't read it, go have a look, and marvel as I did when I first found out about it)took place in male and female butterflies, in the gonads.
As if they knew that the number of chromosomes in the little fertilised ovum had to be the same as in each of the pair, and that half plus half makes one.
Second, the sexual organs of male and female are complementary – meaning that there is a penis and a semen-receptacle in the female.How did that happen, one wonders.
Third, the antennae are also useful for smell. Female butterflies release pheromones (like a perfume) into the air. The male butterflies of many species can detect the pheromones from as far away as 2 kilometers (over a mile).
Depending on the concentration of the pheromones, the male will be able to find the female to mate with her. It's worth noting that some species of moths are sensitive to the presence of the females' pheromones up to five kilometers (about three miles) distant. http://centralamerica.com/cr/butterfly/
Fourth, the eggs are equipped with some kind of glue, which causes them to adhere to the leaf. How convenient!
Butterfly eggs consist of a hard-ridged outer layer of shell, called the chorion. This is lined with a thin coating of wax which prevents the egg from drying out before the larva has had time to fully develop. Even more convenient!
The eggs hatch out into larvae or grubs or caterpillars, which as we all know, are about as un-butterfly-looking creatures as elephants.
These eat enormous quantities of leafy material, using their specially designed jaws, and then their cellulose-digesting alimentary canals. (Leaf material is tough, but the grubs handle it, despite the fact that the adult can only feed on juices like nectar.)They grow at a prodigious rate.
Then, because they are growing so fast, they molt: i.e. shed their skin, like a snake. Some do this about 4 times.
Then, they wrap themselves in a cocoon, and enter the pupal stage, which in some ways is the most extraordinary of all.
Inside the cocoon, the grub’s stomach produces quantities of digestive juices, which entirely dissolve the grub’s structure. Entirely. There is absolutely nothing left of the grub. Some authorities claim that even the cells themselves dissolve.
Then the wonderful reconstitution takes place, and inside the darkness of the pupa, eyes which have never seen the light, form to function in the light.
Wings, which have never flown, or even know of the existence of air, form to take to the air.
Reproductive organs, which have never mated, form in order to mate.
The wonderful design patterns of the wings, form to give us pleasure; but the butterfly knows not that we exist.
A coiled, long proboscis – able to enter into the heart of flowers the developing butterfly knows nothing about - forms, to suck the nectar the insect has never tasted.
Antennae form, which can detect pheromones miles (literally) away, not knowing of the existence of such things.
And a butterfly emerges into the world to live for a few days: fluttering brightly, beautifully and erratically in search of flowers for food, and a mate to reproduce.
There is no conceivable way that this life cycle could have evolved. From what? And how?
No. This was designed by the Great Designer.
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