“The number of intermediate varieties which have formerly existed on earth must be truly enormous. Why then is not every geological formation and every stratum full of such intermediate links? Geology assuredly does not reveal any such finely graduated organic chain; and this, perhaps, is the most obvious and gravest objection which can be urged against my theory.” – Charles Darwin 1902 edition.
Meet Pluvialis fulva. Known to friends as the Pacific Golden Plover.
Did you know that the Pacific Golden Plover proves the existence of God?
Aside from having beauty and grace and an anatomy that demands the supernatural, the Pacific Golden Plover proves creation and defies evolution by, among many other reasons, it’s innate highly advanced migratory positioning system!
Every year, the Pacific Golden Plover leaves Hawaii and migrates north approximately 3,000 miles to Alaska.
A few weeks later, the baby Pacific Golden Plovers are born. After consuming the necessary grams of fat (fuel), they too head home in one shot, back to Hawaii, where they have never been before! They just instinctively know how to arrive at locations that they have never visited! This represents a technology far beyond the capabilities of man, who have just begun to dabble with sophisticated positioning systems.
The babies then fly, (like mom and dad) in a V-formation which allows each to achieve a reduction of induced drag which results in an increase of their range, making the trip home possible. When the lead plover gets tired, he moves to the back and the next in line moves to the front, taking the brunt of the direct wind for a time, until all are home safely.
Can anyone tell me how this evolved or how the Pacific Golden Plovers survived for millions of years while they were taking in less than 7 pre-flight grams and were crashing into the ocean on their way home?
“…I am quite conscious that my speculations run beyond the bounds of true science….It is a mere rag of an hypothesis with as many flaw[s] & holes as sound parts.” Charles Darwin to Asa Gray, cited by Adrian Desmond and James Moore, Darwin, (New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1991) pp. 456, 475.