Saturday, 15 September 2012

Bombardier Beetle Outwits Enemies With Its Chemical Cannon

Bombardier Beetle, Brachininae sp. Image courtesy of Patrick Coin, Wikipedia.

Joel Kontinen

Evolutionists have attempted to explain away the origin of the Bombardier Beetle’s defence mechanism with a just-so story that can never be verified. When threatened by a predator, the beetle squirts hot (100 °C or 212 °F) fluid at the attacker. It makes the fluid from hydrogen peroxide and hydroquinones.

Irreducible complexity is a much better and more logical explanation of this chemical cannon than a step-wise Darwinian process.

ICR posted a brief video of the Bombardier Beetle. You can watch it here.