The non-evolution of insects
Insects’ complex wings and social structures couldn’t have developed by chance
Insects may sometimes annoy us, yet we couldn’t exist without them, since they perform the vital function of pollination.
Insects make up about 85 per cent of all known species. There are believed to be around 200 million for every person on earth! Did they evolve? The evidence says “No!”
Explosion of insects
The oldest confirmed insect fossil is a wingless, silver- fish-like creature, claimed to be “385 million years old”. Then, according to the evolutionists’ dating system, there is a gap of “60 million years” before the fossils of other insects appear.
Sandra Schachat of Stanford Earth told Science Daily: “There’s been quite a bit of mystery around how insects first arose, because for many millions of years you had nothing, and then just all of a sudden an explosion of insects.”
Modern-type insects lived alongside the dinosaurs
Entomologist (insect expert) Professor Karl Kjer wrote: “If you had a time machine and you went back to the Jurassic, we entomologists would recognise all of the insects and we could classify them into their proper order. Many of them would look very similar to what we see today.”
Modern-type insects such as grasshoppers, crickets, butterflies and dragonflies lived alongside the dinosaurs. The only change is that modern insects are much smaller.
The origin of insect flight is another problem for evolution. The Wikipedia entry on the Origin of Insects states, “The first insects were landbound, but about 400 million years ago in the Devonian period one lineage of insects evolved flight, the first animals to do so.”
Although it is claimed that insects “evolved flight”, the first flying insects to appear in the fossil record had fully-fledged wings, including giant dragonflies with wingspans of up to 75cm (30 in).
Flying insects appear suddenly in the rock record, with no ancestors
Flying insects appear suddenly in the rock record, with no ancestors. The wings of insects are very delicate and often beautiful. It seems impossible to believe they evolved by chance and there’s no evidence that they did. Creation makes more sense of the evidence, and it seems that the 19th century hymn writer was right after all: “God made their glowing colours, And made their tiny wings.”
The origin of social insects is another problem for Darwin’s theory. There are a number that live in societies. How this communal living originated has been a puzzle for evolutionists ever since Darwin’s time. These insects are totally dependent on one another and can only function as a unit.
Ants which are forced to live alone soon die
The fossil record suggests that ants have always lived in communities. Ants which are removed from the colony and forced to live alone soon die. So, they are clearly designed to live as part of a community, and can’t function alone. Bees, wasps, ants and termites work together to construct complex nests, and appear to be pre-programmed to do this. This ability must be coded in their DNA, and could not have arisen by chance.
Human engineers have designed robotic insects. Al – though inferior to real insects, they involved much intelligent thought and planning. The whole natural world, including insects, shows similar evidence of design by an all-wise Creator.
More information from Creation Resources Trust: www.crt.org.uk