Wondrous Woodpeckers: The Design of a Birdbrain
Why do woodpeckers peck wood?, to get to the insects underneath the bark. But the complexity and design in a woodpecker is a testament to its Designer and an enigma to evolutionists.
The multiply features needed for a woodpecker to
function successfully are remarkable. A woodpecker's
feet are unlike other bird's feet because they have
opposing talons and are designed to grip bark.
Woodpeckers have extremely acute hearing and are
capable of hearing bugs crawling under bark. Also
powerful muscles and a tough beak are necessary to produce the
tremendous force needed to break thru the bark of a
tree. But while the woodpecker is pounding away at
the bark, its brain is being subjected to hundreds of pounds of
force. Any other bird's brain would be turned to
mush, but a woodpecker's brain has a cushion that
absorbs this pounding.
After the hole is drilled into the tree, how does the woodpecker get the bug out? It can't grab it with its beak, because its beak is the same size as the hole. What it does is to insert its long, sticky tongue, which is three times longer than its beak, into the hole, catch the insect, pull it out and eat it. But where does it put its tongue when it's not using it? It's too long to keep in its beak, but it can't be left hanging out. What the woodpecker does is to stick its tongue into a nostril, up inside its skull and wrap its tongue around its brain case.
The woodpecker is an example of what is known as perfection of the organism. Such an organism is one in which several traits exist that are interdependent on each other and would be useless or even harmful if these traits were not fully developed from the beginning.
For instance a long tongue would be a serious problem, unless there was a place to put it, but a space in the skull is useless unless there was a tongue to stick up there. A powerful beak would be worse than useless without a brain cushion to absorb the force of each blow. What is seen in the woodpecker, as well as in other creations such as the bombardier beetle or the eye, perfection of the organism, is clear evidence of design.
The interdependent parts of these organisms, with all of the complex information needed to form them, simply could not arise by random chance that is at the very heart of evolutionism.
Perfection of the organism is a science fact that refutes evolutionism and points to the reality of the Creator. Evolutionists like to cloak themselves in scientific language, but God tells us in the Bible what is truly in their hearts.
A succinct description of the idolatry of evolutionism.
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
Romans 1: 22-23