Tuesday, February 26, 2008
And the answer is...Be prepared for this!
Thank you for your guesses about the creature who made the amazingly detailed house at right. I will now quote the caption as it appears published under that photo: "Despite being single-celled organisms without any nervous system, some species of amoeba are able to build a portable shelter and carry it around for protection. The intricate 'house' shown, which has a diameter of 150 micrometers, was built from grains of sand by Difflugia coronata."
Now, WHY would a single-celled "animal" make a "house" with a scalloped door? What are those pointy "fins" in the back that look like a '57 Chevy? How does the amoeba smooth the grains of sand into this oval shape? Where in its single cell does it keep the information or instinct that "tells" it how to make this house? Do these amoebas just live in colonies of little finned, scallop-edged sand-balls? ("Hey Joe, look at Charlie's new digs!") These guys are ONE CELL, for goodness sake! Am I the only one who is just flabbergasted?
How do atheists explain this...random chance? After all, the amoeba could just have likely made his/her door square with zig-zag edges, right?
Probably the guys who designed this '57 Chevy Bel Air took their cue from Difflugia Coronata...