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Evolutionists aren’t joking when they ask, “What came first, the live-birth or the egg?” Evolutionists generally consider the egg-laying mode of reproduction to be more primitive than live-bearing. If egg-laying really is more primitive, then where are all the early egg-laying mammals?
The platypus has perplexed scientists since its discovery by Europeans in the late 18th century. There is nothing in the fossil record to indicate that the platypus was ever anything other than a platypus. It is not a living “transitional” form. It is a truly unique creature, and one that continues to baffle those who insist on making it fit into an evolutionary tree.
While apes are skilled tool-users, their skills are generally no better than the abilities of some birds, dolphins, and some elephants. As creationists, we know that the anatomical similarities between man and ape are the result not of a common ancestor, but of a common Creator. Furthermore, man was made in God’s image (Genesis 1:26–27).
Whether it’s a fierce tiger basking in the sunshine or a fun-loving tomcat crouched and waiting to play with its owner, one of the most beautiful of God’s creatures is the cat. Big or small, roaring or purring, cats possess unique characteristics: they are meticulous groomers, they love to slink, pounce, and play, and they are independent.
The originally created canine, like all kinds of creatures, was created to reproduce after its kind. The canine genome originally created by God has provided the raw material for an innumerable variety of canines, but they are all still canines. No evolution in the molecules-to-man sense was required to produce dog diversity.
Are primates close relatives of humans or a distinct group created for God’s glory?
With their red hair and funny faces, orangutans have won a place in our hearts. But they stand out, even among apes, for other reasons too.
What a nose! If you’ve ever seen a bloodhound at work, you can’t help but be impressed.
Hiding in Indonesia’s tropical forests is one of the cutest—and most creatively designed—creatures on the planet.
The strength of a wolf pack isn’t its numbers or the fear it inspires.
You donʼt need to be an expert to appreciate the fine details that make this sleek machine run.
Bats are amazing animals that display the unlimited creativity of our God.
Watch out—this critter’s outrageous hairdo is more than a fashion statement. With a prickly exterior and a matching disposition, these crazy critters overcome the odds in a dangerous place. How do they do it? The secret is in the spines.
When winter arrives, this fox takes off his thin summer coat and puts on a luxurious new wardrobe just for the occasion.
The colorful history of the domestic cat, filled in by the latest paleogenetic study, illustrates many fun facts that are consistent with biblical truth.
An elephant’s trunk is like a built-in multi-purpose tool. Weighing in at roughly 300 to 400 pounds, the trunk is no lightweight piece of equipment.
As the only true flying mammals, bats are well equipped for the hunt. Their wings can maneuver nimbly to abruptly change directions and carry them swiftly.
The giraffe strolls on stilt-like legs, and its neck parades high in the sky. But the giraffe is no comic freak of nature. It displays divine design.
From an acorn-size egg hatches a creature with a duck-like bill, beaver-like tail, and reptile-like stance. It’s a bird! It’s a reptile! It’s a—platypus!
Naked mole-rats survive extreme oxygen deprivation in their crowded burrows by switching on fructose metabolizing machinery in their heart and brain cells.
Quick, can you tell the difference between an African and an Asian elephant?
Beavers aren’t just great dam builders. They’re specially equipped to work in the water as God’s wetland engineers.
Evolution is hard-pressed to explain this prickly little digger. That’s because the Creator made it like no other single animal.
Dogs are always sniffing around, but it’s not because they’re always hungry. Unlike us, they interpret the world primarily through smell.
The Creator gave a few select animals—such as horses and camels—unique abilities to serve alongside people in harsh environments.
Scientists are learning more and more about the marvelous abilities of animals, which go far beyond physical design.
It’s easy to see why dogs are a hunter’s best friend. But sailors? Go topside to examine a swabbie’s shoe, and you’ll find your answer.
God designed one mighty beast to thrive in extreme Tibetan conditions.
The giraffe’s genome explains its long neck but does not support an evolutionary tall tale.
Wandering around America’s grasslands is one of the world’s most talented banditos. But robbing vaults and escaping capture requires more than a tough hide.
God designed a clever coat of insulation that makes life a breeze for animals that call the arctic their home.
The colugo glides like no other mammal on earth and proves that our ingenious Creator knows how to surprise us.
One reason rhinos rule the African plain has nothing to do with their horns or size.
The giant panda’s adaptations for its specialized herbivorous diet may have fit it for its environment through the ordinary processes of natural selection.
High in the Andes, a furry member of the raccoon family has lived quietly for centuries without detection.
Rummaging in the trash heap, scrambling to avoid cars at night—the opossum’s pervasiveness is a testament to his unique design: to make do.
Did your cat evolve to like you?
Gentle cows calmly grazing on fields of grass . . . at the bottom of the sea. Sound like science fiction?
Those pudgy pachyderms might look cute in the zoo, but don’t cross one in the wild.