One type of female angler fish grows to approximately three and one half feet, and its mouth takes up much of its size. Just above its top lip the angler fish has been designed with a six-inch-long fishing pole. This pole has a little orange light on the end of it. The angler fish lives a mile beneath the ocean where it is dark. It attracts other fish with its light. When creatures move in to strike at the light, the angler fish grabs them with its long, sharp teeth. When not in use, its fishing rod fits into a groove on the top of the angler fish's head.

Yet the strangest part of the angler fish's life is its mating practices. While the female is over three feet long, the male angler fish is only one-half an inch long. He has no fishing pole or light. Mating starts when the tiny male swims up to the female and sinks his teeth into her side. He never lets go the rest of his life. In fact, soon his skin and circulatory system actually join the female's. All that is left of the male is a small pouch on the female's side containing the males reproductive organs, which continue to fertilize the female's eggs.

Apparently, these strange reproductive and predatory habits were given to the angler fish after the Fall. What is the mathematical probability that any of these unique characteristics could have developed by random step-by-step changes? How wonderful is God's creativity!

From A Closer Look at the Evidence by Kleiss, January 31.

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