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Artist's conception of an extrasolar planet
Some evolutionists assert that planetary and galaxy formation take millions of years. However, in 2004, the Spitzer Space Telescope detected a clearing of dust around a star that is "only" a million years old. They theorize that the object that cleared the dust is a planet at least as large as Jupiter. This would be (by evolutionary standards) the youngest planet ever observed.
The flagellum is a molecular motor (nanomachine) used by microscopic organisms, such as bacteria and protozoans, to propel themselves through an aqueous medium. The bacterial flagellum is a helical filament that rotates like an outboard motor, while the eukaryote flagellum is a whip-like structure that lashes back and forth.
Cuttlefish are cephalopods that are perhaps best known for their subtle movement and ability to change their color to blend into almost any surrounding. The cuttlefish skin possesses up to 200 chromatophores (pigment cells) per square millimeter. In addition, the cuttlefish has one of the largest brain-to-body size ratios of any invertebrate making it a most formidable predator.
The Bible describes the days of creation of the world in Genesis chapters 1 and 2 as occurring over the course of 7 days, which included a day of rest. In fact our calendar week is based exclusively on this sequence of events.
The account in Genesis 1 meticulously describes the creation including what was specifically made on each day. Although many people argue that the days of the creation week should not be taken literally, the events are described in terms that are correlated with definitions of time. Since God created time and language, it is reasonable to assume that the most straightforward reading of these passages should take place.
The pansy belongs to the Violaceae family. The name “pansy” generally seems as the common name of a number of wild flowers belonging to the violet genus Viola. Two different flowers include “pansy” in their name which is usually called the pansy monkey flower. Often, the pansy is a farmed garden flower. It is usually acquired from the wildflower which is the Heartsease and is given the subspecies name Viola tricolor Hortensis. But, several garden species are generally referred to as like Viola × wittrockiana and are hybrids.
The Barn owl (Tyto alba) is a species in the family Tytonidae. However, any member of the family Tytonidae are sometimes referred to as a Barn Owl. Tytonidae is one of the two groups of owls, the other being the typical owls (Strigidae).
This crow-sized Barn owl (length: 15-21 inches, wings 3 feet), nests in barns, belfries and hollow trees. The Barn owl is important in controlling rodents who are harmful to orchard and garden crops in rural communities. It has no close relatives but lives in a world-wide range. The Barn owl is also sought for its beautiful spotted coloring and calm disposition around humans. The Barn owl has many features similar to most birds, with the exception that owls are amazing predators. With famously sharp talons, and radar like senses, this animal is definitely a well equipped hunter.
Angel is a general term for one of a hierarchy of created spiritual beings. God's creation included a spiritual realm as well as the physical one; that spiritual realm appears to have been created first Genesis 1:1. Other parts of the Bible reveal the existence of a multitude of spirits. Being spirits, they "neither marry nor are given in marriage"; therefore, we presume, their numbers are fixed. Angels are sometimes referred to as "stars"; but this does not mean that they are to be identified with any body in physical space. Although all spirits were created by God, and therefore were originally good, at some time a large number of them rebelled against God and became evil.
A galaxy is a large group of stars moving around a common center of gravity. It is not known why galaxies form, what holds them together, nor why space is almost entirely devoid of stars outside of galaxies. Astrophysicists speculate about the existence of unobserved, undescribed, and unexplained "dark matter" and "dark energy" in their attempts to explain the nature and function of galaxies, as well as the fact that they are profoundly ordered and structured, and beautiful.
The arctic fox is one of the smallest canines in the world (about 10-12 inches at the shoulders and 6 to 10 pounds). During the winter they have white fur so they can blend into their surroundings, which then turns into a greyish brown during the summer months. The fur of the arctic fox is the warmest of all mammals. Even warmer then the polar bear and the arctic wolf. They also have dense fur on their paws for when they walk on snow and ice.
Insects are invertebrates, which are the most copious and widespread terrestrial taxon in the phylum Arthropoda. There are about 925,000 different species, making it the most diverse group of animals on earth. Insects can be found in almost all enviroments. Small species have even habituated life in the ocean. The total estimated number of current species (also including those that are not yet known to science) adds up to some where between two million and thirty million. The sizes of adults also greatly vary. Some are as small as 0.139 millimeters and others can get as big as 555 millimeters. The study of insects is called entomology from the greek translation "cut into sections". The insects were created on th sixth day of creation. Along with all other land animals and man.
The Bible says that human beings were created on the 6th day of creation following land animals. Although the theory of evolution teaches that humans and animals have descended from a common ancestor, the book of Genesis states that man is distinct from the animals, and was created in the image of God.
- Genesis 1:26 Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
Lion in Namibia
Lions are known commonly as the king of beasts. They are a symbol and icon of power, dominance, and intrepidness that rule over the animal kingdom. Through fossil evidence, we know that lions have dominantly ruled various lands before the Flood of Noah. Unfortunately, due to the catastrophic effects of hunting and land development, the population of lions has decreased substantially.