The Original question was: Giraffe evolution – If giraffes have long necks because natural selection favoured that phenotype in an environment with high foliage, why are the adult females one metre shorter than males? Surely they would all be the same height if the evolution story were true? It is also a bit of a […]
Answer by John Mackay The hidden assumption within this question is that animal reproduction is both natural and autonomous: male plus female = offspring. The Biblical picture is quite different. So let us take into consideration what God who made animals, plants and all life says about how creatures multiply and fill the earth. Let’s […]
Answer by Simon Terry Personally I think slugs are an awesome part of God’s creation, so when I refer to them as pests I am using the term as it is applied to any species that has a detrimental effect on our gardens, farms, etc. Yet by this very definition we credit the creature as […]
The original question was: Hawaiian birds must have evolved as they are so far from anywhere else and not found anywhere else and the honey creepers are unique, so how do you explain that? Answer by Philip Snow Like the Galapagos Islands, Hawaii is a volcanic chain in the middle of a big ocean. It’s […]
Answer by Diane Eager The cane toad Bufo marinus was introduced from Hawaii to the east coast of northern Australia in the 1930s, in an attempt to control cane beetles in sugar cane farms. It was a great failure of biological control. Since then the toads have not only largely ignored the cane beetles, they […]
When was the word “Dinosaur” invented?