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 First some generalizations, then a detailed case study. In some cases the answers are very easy to know how animals moved to places far away from the region where Noah landed, because we have records of recent arrivals downunder in Australia. Cows, sheep, goats and other domestic animals got to Australia […]
POLAR BEARS: have they evolved to live in cold climates if God made an ice free good world? Can they live in warmer climates?
The original question was: I remember John Mackay giving a talk about how Brown bears have become white polar bears? Does this mean polar bears can live in warmer climates? If so how does this glorify God as the creator? I would like some clarification on this bear evolving subject? Answer by Diane Eager and […]
The original question was: Can you please ask your snail man how did the snails survive the flood and how would they have gotten around the whole world at snail’s pace afterward and formed the thousands of species in today’s world? Surely show evolution and continental drift is a better answer. Simon Terry’s answer: The […]
MUTUALISM: Rhino birds eats ticks and rhinos benefit. Did God make them for that purpose before the Fall?
The original question was: I was wondering if the symbiotic relationship between rhinos and birds that eat ticks off their back existed before the fall. If it did, does that mean there was insect death before the fall? If not, was this a symbiotic relationship that just developed on its own instead of being created […]
Answer by Diane Eager The” coywolf” is an animal that has proliferated in north eastern USA and south eastern Canada over the previous century. Genetic studies have shown that it has a mix of genes from the western coyote, eastern wolf, grey wolf, and domestic dog. Most of it genes are coyote and eastern wolf, […]
The original question was: Do you people really believe the Biblical accounts that a donkey could speak? Having a snake speak is even worse as snakes have no vocal cords at all? Answer by Diane Eager The story of Balaam’s donkey is recorded in Numbers 22. Balaam, a Gentile prophet, had been hired by regional […]
Answer by Diane Eager The pressure for animals to be granted human rights is based totally on the evolutionary belief that animals and humans are just one continuum on an evolutionary tree of life, and there is nothing intrinsically special about being human. Those who want to give human rights to apes on the basis […]
The original question was: How do you explain the contradictions between Genesis 6 and 7 concerning the number of animals that went aboard the ark? One account therefore states two (one pair) of every species without distinction, the other states 14 (seven pairs) of certain favoured species (‘clean animals’) and of the birds. If you […]
The original question was: In a discussion with an atheist recently, he made the following claim: As for whether there could be an intermediate between bats as we know them today, and non-flying mammals, I will direct you to the Australian sugar glider; a nice example of how flight membranes could evolve from non-gliding animals, […]