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“If one allows the unquestionably largest experimenter to speak, namely nature, one gets a clear and incontrovertible answer to the question about the significance of mutations for the formation of species and evolution. They disappear under the competitive conditions of natural selection, as soap bubbles burst in a breeze.”
(Evolutionist Herbert Nilson, Synthetische Artbildung (Lund, Sweden:Verlag CWK Gleerup Press, 1953, p 174)

We are going to take a break from disproving Evolution Theory from the vantage point of age-limiting factors of the universe and discuss the beauty, genius and sophistication of intelligent design through observations found in living organisms.

Have you heard of Brachinus sp., Metrius sp., Stenaptinus sp.?

His friends know him as Bombardier Beetle; and you want him in your crew. Trust me.

He has one of the most fantastically sophisticated weapon-systems of any kingdom, phylum, class or species on planet earth!

Bombardier Beetle has at his disposal, what amounts to a Chemical Flame Thrower which, very precisely, emits a boiling-hot cannon blast no cooler than 212 degrees Fahrenheit!  If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of this assault, you know it burns like fire and just about all species are considered unable to be caught by bare hands.

Although the idea of “fire-breathing” creatures seem immediately preposterous and mythological to our minds, Bombardier Beetle is just one of many creatures we will consider which exhibit the ability to internally create and externally emit what amounts to a fire attack.

SEM images of the spray nozzles courtesy of Mark Armitage, Creation Research Society

How in the world does this process occur?

Through the creative genius of God.

Without getting too technical, the Bombardier Beetle possesses within his abdomen, a gland called the Pygidial Gland which has many accessory components including:

enzyme secretion bodies

chemical reservoirs

reaction chambers

two sets of secretary lobes

collecting canals

collecting reservoirs

one-way valves

sphincter muscles

reaction chambers

exit tubes

exit nozzle

and the actual aiming nozzles of the spray systems seen above in high resolution.

This beetle is called a ‘bombardier’ because it fires a very hot, highly noxious spray of aqueous benzoquinones, oxygen and steam ejected audibly with a popping sound.  This secretion is very accurately delivered by twin sets of spray nozzles located at the tip of the beetle’s abdomen and is quite effective at stunning even much larger predators.

The Bombardier Beetle creates two chemicals internally.  One is Hydrogen Peroxide and the other is Hydroquinone.  When mixed together, these two chemicals explode. Obviously, if they exploded inside the beetle, it would be fatal.  Therefore, as the two chemicals are combined at precise measurements within the Explosion Sac, a third chemical, acting as an inhibitor, mixes with the Hydrogen Peroxide and Hydroquinone and prevents the recipe from exploding while still inside the abdomen of Bombardier Beetle.

SEM images of the spray nozzles courtesy of Mark Armitage, Creation Research Society

Finally, when Bombardier Beetle is ready to unleash the fury of his fire cannon, a fourth chemical is introduced which neutralizes the inhibitor and allows the explosion to occur safely, outside it’s body!

So, stay with me now.

Two chemicals, when combined, will explode.

So a third chemical is introduced to inhibit the explosion internally.

Finally, a fourth chemical is introduced, which neutralizes the inhibitor so that the weapon can be fired upon release!

Can anyone tell me how these chemical and physiological processes could possibly have evolved and how the Bombardier Beetle survived throughout the centuries as it was heard exploding throughout the jungles while perfecting it’s highly sophisticated weapon-system?

This complexity suggests origin by design.

“Evolution requires intermediate forms between species and palaeontology does not provide them.” (David Kitts, palaeontologist and Evolutionist)