HIDE AND GO SEEK

Acts 26:25-27  “But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I utter words of sober truth.  For the king knows about these matters, and I speak to him with confidence, since I am persuaded that none of these things escape his notice; for this has not been done in a corner.  King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets?  I know that you do.”

When I was a kid I spent a lot of time at our cottage in Michigan.  There were a bazillion kids there and we all liked to play hide and go seek at night.

Some of the players were hide and go seek “artistes”.  They knew that the secret to the game was stealth and the ability to remain undetected.  Rich was one of those guys.  He would always come dressed in black and even had a hood that covered his blond hair.  Rich was seldom “It” because he was hardly ever discovered.

hide and seek woman in container

Then there was Billy.  If you were “It” you wanted Billy in the game because he was your out.  If you got anywhere near Billy he would get unnerved, jump from his hiding place, and race through the open to a new spot.  1, 2, 3 on Billy!  Needless to say Billy spent a lot of time being “It”.

 

I had a discussion with an evolutionist the other day.  He was trying to expand my feeble mind by explaining one of the current theories on how the eye developed.  Apparently there was an aquatic animal of some sort that spent most of it’s time on the ocean bottom.  It had not yet developed an “eye”, but “merely” had a mass of “photosensitive cells” located on it’s dorsum.

billyfish

Okay, time for an aside.  A photosensitive cell would be mindbogglingly complex in the first place.  It would be somewhere far beyond the space shuttle in complexity.

 

It brings to mind a routine by one of my favorite stand up comedians, Steve Martin.  He called it “How to become a millionaire”.  He said, “First…. get a million dollars.  Then don’t pay any taxes.  When the IRS comes calling, simply say….. “I forgot!”.

 

So here is how an eye evolves.  First….. get a mass of “photosensitive cells”.   LOL

Of yeah…. and those cells must have somehow communicated through a nervous system to a developed musculature or some other method of locomotion, allowing it to “flipper away”.   That’s another quantum leap assumption.  But hey, evolutionists quantum leap all the time and no one seems to notice….. least of all them.

 

I’m not kidding you.  This is the theory.

 

But wait.  It gets worse.

 

So this thing sits on the bottom.  When a predator circles above it and cuts off the sunlight (Lot’s of that on the ocean floor.  Perhaps he meant that this all took place in the shallows or in a pond)… but back to the theory.  When the predator circles above it cuts off the sunlight and the photosensitive cells are triggered.  They fire off an impulse that somehow travels to the mode of locomotion and the “thing” flippers out of harms way.

 

Okay, so here are some questions.

 

It would be likely that the predator would have been more advanced than the “thing”.  Wouldn’t it already have eyes?

Well maybe eyes developed a number of different times.  You know….. those incredibly complex organs just pop up like weeds in a corn field.  So then how exactly did the predator get eyes?

 

But even if it didn’t have eyes it still had to detect prey in some manner.  Maybe it had sonar.  Maybe it could detect movement in the water.  Maybe it could hear.

 

The “thing” on the ocean floor is sitting there undetected.  The predator obviously doesn’t know it’s there or it would no longer be there.  It would be in the predator’s belly.

 

And what does the “thing” do?  Does it sit tight and remain undetected like Rich always did?  No!  It “flippers” or “jets” away to a new and better hiding place causing all sorts of disturbance in the process.

 

Well it probably doesn’t actually make it to the new hiding place because…

 

1, 2, 3 on the thing on the bottom!

 

1, 2, 3 on “Billyfish”.

fish predator

And Billyfish becomes a fish dinner.  By the way, Billyfish dinners are always served with their “photosensitive cells” “sunny side up”.

 

Dead men don’t tell lies.  And dead Billyfish don’t live to reproduce bad “adaptations”.

post billyfish

Don’t be intimidated by the evolutionist crowd.  Just because they have degrees doesn’t mean they have the truth.  And it sure doesn’t appear that they have much in the way of critical thinking skills.

 

What’s in your pond?

 

Author: Craig Apelt

A large part of my life has been devoted to the sciences. As a young student I accepted everything I was told about evolution. I believed evolution was science. It is not. It is philosophy. Jesus Christ is the author of the universe and spoke it into existence. He is the author of all of the sciences as well. However, He is not the author of all philosophies.

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