Monday, October 25, 2010

Squid Lighting System - Clearly Designed

I don't support the group that put on this presentation, and their purpose is not to show intelligent design of biological systems. Nevertheless, the following video provides some interesting insights. The video is mostly about the communication that bacteria use to communicate both within and among species of bacteria. The video also explains, however, a very special system in a certain variety of squid that relies on bacteria to help the squid operate in a sort of stealth mode. It is really quite fascinating:

It seems self-evident to me that the squid and the bacteria are designed, not simply the result of chance. I realize that people will disagree, but I don't think it's because the evidence is not clear enough.

- TurretinFan

Hat tip to Dr. James White for bringing this to my attention.


Jim said...


And did you notice she was having trouble even explaining how all this works, because it's so complex?? The communication of a 1 celled organism?!


Bleedingcalvinist said...

I love the language she has to use:

1. Armor
2. Educate
3. Makes
4. Talk
5. Language
6. Words
7. Shutter
8. Detectors
9. Device
10. Mechanism
But somehow that all happened by random chance. I'm thinking of leaving a pencil in my front yard. Maybe I'll wake up the next morning with it having evolved into a new Macbook. :-)

thomastwitchell said...

She used another word that doesn't make much sense in evolution, miraculous.

Coram Deo said...

I was reading something recently - I believe it was in a circular published by Ken Ham's Answers in Genesis group - that discussed the amazingly autonomous life of cells.

I'm summarizing from pure memory here, so don't hold my feet to the fire on specifics, but in a nutshell the article explained how scientists have begun to realize that cells in systems act more or less independently of the organism, and to a large extent even of the organ systems in which they exist, "living out their lives", as it were, individually.

They repair themselves, regulate themselves, and for all intents and purposes are "libertarian free-will" creatures, yet they are simultaneously unwitting "slaves" to the systems they serve, dutifully fulfilling the roles for which they were created, yet doing exactly what they "want" to do.

There's a message in there somewhere.

In Him,

Anonymous said...

@CD: Very cool.

I love how one of the tags on this post is "Squid." lol

natamllc said...

Ecc 3:10 I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with.
Ecc 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
Ecc 3:12 I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live;
Ecc 3:13 also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil--this is God's gift to man.
Ecc 3:14 I perceived that whatever God does endures forever; nothing can be added to it, nor anything taken from it. God has done it, so that people fear before him.
Ecc 3:15 That which is, already has been; that which is to be, already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.

A trillion bacteria shielding you constantly.

Wow, hmmmmm, now let's have some fun?

Let's count an abrupt 70 years of a life's span.

Do the math. It is possible, though I have to admit my ignorance I have never counted a trillion anything, count a trillion of something.


70 years x 365 days with the exception of the leap year formula x 24 hours x 60 minutes x 60 seconds ./. by an average of 60,000 thoughts a minute, according to some science! I read or someone told me that, on average, we are able to think about 60 thousand thoughts a minute.

Just how does one count a trillion bacteria shielding a soul according to her postulation?

Besides the postulation, it seems God still holds all the cards in the palm of His Hand! :)

Now onto a more mundane thought.

I hope Bonnie is a compassionate wife married to a dimwit man or she is married to a compassionate husband, a brilliant scholar, twice as smart as she, so that one of the other thing happens when they retire to bed at night? Either she is able to lay her head on him and rest or he is able to lay his head on her and rest; cause I don't think they could rest sleeping like a baby at night otherwise? Or not?? What do you think??? :)

While you wrestle with those thoughts I wish and pray this upon your soul:

Rom 15:8 For I tell you that Christ became a servant to the circumcised to show God's truthfulness, in order to confirm the promises given to the patriarchs,
Rom 15:9 and in order that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written, "Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles, and sing to your name."
Rom 15:10 And again it is said, "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with his people."
Rom 15:11 And again, "Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles, and let all the peoples extol him."
Rom 15:12 And again Isaiah says, "The root of Jesse will come, even he who arises to rule the Gentiles; in him will the Gentiles hope."
Rom 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
Rom 15:14 I myself am satisfied about you, my brothers, that you yourselves are full of goodness, filled with all knowledge and able to instruct one another.

Coram Deo said...

Let me say again how much I enjoy your non-linear "crazy like a fox" comments, natamllc.

Your "thinking way" is always very intriguing.

Keep on keeping on, brother!

In Him,