Consider the Hummingbird

Consider the Hummingbird.

Evolutionists claim the hummingbird has been around for tens of millions of years. This is based on their faulty interpretations of geology, and their complete misunderstanding of flood geology. But that is another issue entirely.

They believe this tiny marvel evolved from the swifts and treeswifts. But is there any evidence supporting this claim? Are there transitional fossils, for instance? In this as in every other case… THERE ARE NO TRANSITIONAL FOSSILS WHATSOEVER. We have fossils that they claim are 33 millions years old… and they look just like modern hummingbirds.(1) The hummingbirds and treeswifts (like other birds and all fossils in other species) always appear fully formed in the geological strata. No “pre-hummingbird” and no “post-treeswifts”. While the fossil records can clearly prove extinction, it cannot in any case prove evolution. In fact is doesn’t support it at all.

So let’s consider flight. The concept of “evolving” flight is in itself patently ridiculous. As we have previously stated, every step of the so called evolution between lizard and bird is disadvantageous to the individual. Imagine a lizard with light (air filled, fragile) bones, stubby wings instead of front legs, short posterior legs which would hop but not run, and fuzz instead of protective scales. Any one of these mutations places the creature at a competitive and selective disadvantage. These creatures, neither bird nor lizard, would in every setting be fatally flawed, incapable of reproduction, and unable to compete, or to even mate with any other bird or lizard.

Add to this the flight characteristics of different flying animals. There are vast differences between the manner in which flight is achieved by the bumblebee, the swallow, the bat, and the hummingbird. The possibility of any one evolving is nil. Yet evolutionists claim (without proof) that this impossibility occurred not once, but four times. This, my friend, is not science. This is religion, and the amount of faith required to sustain the belief is astronomical. Creations scientists, on the other hand, believe that clearly the more logical and reasonable approach is to believe the facts set forth in the Bible.

Frank Sherwin, of the Institute for Creation Research writes, “Hummingbirds were clearly designed from the beginning– thoughtfully engineered with unique flight, sight, feeding, and metabolic capabilities.“(2) The vision of the hummingbird exceeds our own marvelous eye, picking up more colors, and even ultraviolet light that help them find food. They have a complex vocalization and diverse vocal behaviors that scientists cannot even begin to understand. Some can even adjust their metabolism to very slow rates in order to survive near freezing temperatures, and yet accelerate their heart rate when needed to over 1000 beats a minute!

For a number of reasons, this beautiful creature is incompatible with evolution. It seems that the flower and the tiny hummingbird were designed to complement and sustain each other. The tongue of the hummingbird is specifically designed to biomechanically pump and transport nectar from the deepest recesses in specific flowers that insects cannot reach. That would require “co-evolution” of the flower and the hummingbird, an impossible feat in which the flower “evolved” deep pits storing nectar, and the hummingbird simultaneously evolved a very long tongue capable of pumping up the hidden nectar. This impossible explanation is the only means secular scientists have for explaining the existence of the beautiful hummingbird.(3)

So this tiny bird can be added to the many logical, scientific proofs of creation. Those who claim to believe in evolution must, at every turn, disbelieve the plain facts of creation set before them. In many prior articles we have shown that the “science” and the “facts” certainly do not prove evolution. Facts require interpretation, and our worldview controls our interpretation, but clearly our magnificent world supports the possibility of a magnificent Creator! In fact scripture states with brutal honesty: What may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities – his eternal power and divine nature – have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.
Romans 1:19-20

(1) Journal of Ornithology, 149 (2);211-216.

(2) Acts and Facts, Vol.49, Number 11, Nov 2020. p. 17.

(3) Integrative Organismal Biology. 1 (1);oby06

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Emergency Room Physician. Student of science and student of scripture. Defending truth in a post-truth society. I believe that Truth exists, and I believe it is our duty and privilege to seek it out, amidst ignorance, frivolity, and misconceptions.

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