Why Flight is Amazing Evidence for Creation

Dragonfly close-up

An overwhelming argument

by Thomas Purifoy Jr.

Del Tackett started off in the Air Force training to be a pilot. As a result, he loves anything having to do with flight.

When we filmed Biologist Todd Wood at the Memphis Zoo, we stopped by the Bird House to look at some amazing flying creatures. One of the things I love about enclosed areas like this is how near you can get to the animals. The brilliant colors and unusual designs speak volumes about the creativity of God.

But it’s the diverse functionality of flight that is really most amazing. This was the first topic that Del and Todd discussed, and a number of things were observed:

  • Flying creatures need an enormous variety of specialized components to take flight, all of which have to work synchronistically together.
  • There are four radically different lines of flying creatures, all of which are extremely unique: birds, bats, insects, and pterodactyls.
  • There are numerous gliding creatures which also aren’t related such as squirrels, frogs, and fish.
  • All of these creatures utilize different methods of flying, sometimes including major differences within similar created kinds (such as hummingbirds and eagles, or mosquitos and butterflies).

When one takes in the entirety of this evidence, it is an overwhelming argument for creation. Furthermore, the fact that it took tens of thousands of humans many thousands of years to even begin to try to reproduce it on the tiny scale that, say, a dragonfly flies, is incredible evidence for brilliant intelligent design.

In our interview with Engineer Stuart Burgess, he discusses the difficulty he had trying to create a small drone that would fly like a dragonfly…

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