There are numerous examples of the interdependence of animals within nature that defy all natural explanations. A perfect example is the activity of a certain mite that feeds upon the ear membranes of moths.

Some moths can hear ultrasonic sounds emitted by bats that the human ear cannot detect. This enables the moth to avoid being eaten by the bats. Moths of the Noctvidae family are often infested with mites which destroy the ability of the moth to hear by eating the moth's ear. It is extraordinary that these mites will only infest one ear on each moth.

Biologists, curious about this natural phenomena, placed nine mites on various parts of a moth. All nine mites migrated to the same ear. Next, mold was put onto the infested ear to make it unsuitable for digestion by mites. Amazingly, the mites moved to other parts of the moth's body, but they absolutely refused to eat the uninfested ear! If both ears were destroyed, the moth would lose its defense mechanism, making both the moth and the mites more likely to be eaten. How could the mites possibly know this? How could mites learn that it is dangerous to eat both ears (without dying to gain the knowledge)? How could a dead mite warn its offspring to only eat one of the moth's ears so they won't die, as well?

In the original paradise that God meant our world to be, mechanisms such as this would not have been needed for survival. Yet even in our current fallen world God leaves abundant evidence of his handiwork–for anyone willing to see it!

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, December 6.

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