Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Amazing Design in Water Striders

Image courtesy of the Institute for Creation Research.

Joel Kontinen

Water striders (Gerridae) can literally walk on water. They use their tiny micro-hairs to repel water and to stay afloat. And they have millions of them.

The most logical explanation for their ability is intelligent design. It would be difficult if not entirely impossible – and certainly not logical – to invoke Darwinian mechanisms (mutations and natural selection) in order to explain how water striders gradually learnt to live and thrive on water.

Like many other creatures, water striders show evidence of amazingly clever design.

As the Apostle Paul said, “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made” (Romans 1:20, NIV).

We can also see them in these little striders And in many other creatures that use evolution-defying design features.