Our Amazing Creator: Part III

Our God, is an amazing Creator.

He created the basilisk:

No, basilisks cannot paralyze or kill people with their stares, as they can in the world of Harry Potter, but they do have a pretty fantastic ability.

Concerning these lizards, there are four species of basilisks which reside in Central and Southern America. The brown basilisk is actually an invasive species, which has been introduced to Florida, and has adapted to the colder winters by burrowing itself into leaf litter for warmth. As Dr. Ian Malcolm says, “Life, uh, finds a way.” Though luckily, these lizards are not as ferocious as a T-rex or a Velociraptor.

Basilisks are also known as the “Jesus Lizard,” because they can run on water. When fleeing from a predator, such as a snake or a large bird, the basilisk can run at a velocity of 4.9 feet per second for about 15 feet, before they sink and have to swim on all fours. They are able to do this thanks to the buoyancy created by the flaps between their toes, which produce a larger surface area and pockets of air. Unlike Peter, these reptiles are able to run on water not because of faith, but because of the creative features which their Creator has blessed them with:

Immediately [Jesus] made the disciples get into the boat and go before him to the other side, while he dismissed the crowds. And after he had dismissed the crowds, he went up on the mountain by himself to pray. When evening came, he was there alone, but the boat by this time was a long way from the land, beaten by the waves, for the wind was against them. And in the fourth watch of the night he came to them, walking on the sea. But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, “It is a ghost!” and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, “Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.”

And Peter answered him, “Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.” (Matthew 14:22-33)

Our God, is an amazing Creator.

He created the male anglerfish:

Some species of anglerfish are rare, such are those in the family of Ceratiidae. So, when scientists first began to capture and to study these fish, they noticed that all of their specimens were female. They also noticed that some of their specimens had what they thought was a much smaller parasite attached to them. This later led to the discovery that they weren’t parasites at all, but the allusive male anglerfish.

In some species of anglerfish, the male is born much smaller and weaker than the female and has some type of handicap that makes it challenging for him to acquire food. This results in many males starving to death, unless they can locate a female. Once they find the love of their life, they bite her and release an enzyme which digests the skin of their mouths and fuses him to the female. The male then receives nutrients from his mate via their shared circulatory system, and in return releases sperm whenever the female wants to mate. Virtually, the male becomes a pair of testicles to the female anglerfish. (And in some species, up to eight males can attach themselves to the female.) This relationship doesn’t make for a wonderful Valentine’s day, but it does demonstrate the extraordinary imagination of our Creator!

Our God, is an amazing Creator.

He created the Symbion pandora:

Symbions are microscopic organisms found only on the whiskers of lobsters. They are the size of a period .  ,and the only internal features that a male posses, is a brain and reproductive organs; it has no mouth or anus, which means it lacks a digestive system. The female does have a digestive system; however, after it’s impregnated by the male, her digestive system collapses and reforms itself into a larva. The female then dies and the larva escapes her body. (Symbions can also reproduce asexually by budding while it’s in its asexual feeding stage, for the Symbion has three stages during its lifecycle: larva, asexual feeding stage, and sexual stage.)

These organisms were discovered by Danish biologists just before Christmas in 1995 (which led to the creation of the new phylum Cycliophora, which at the moment contains only three species.) And other than the knowledge that they eat and reproduce, little is known about these things called Symbions at this time.

Our God, is an amazing Creator.

He created YOU.

 

~Photos Obtained

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