All students of the Holy Bible know that God created all physical things which now exist. Those who do not know this, may readily find it recorded in the very first chapter of the first book in the Bible, Genesis. He not only created all living things of both plants and animals, He created the entire universe. Every sub-atomic particle which exists.
Man was supposed to have been the greatest of his creatures, and with 5 senses according to Aristotle’s account, namely those of sight, taste, feel, smell and hear. Of course many have questioned this division of senses and name many other things of their own, such as itching, pain and so on. However, most of them can be considered a part of the original five. Those two mentioned for instance, are part of the sense of feel. But we know that many other creatures do indeed have other senses. And, herein comes additional proof that God created all things and gave special senses to those which needed them for survival and reproductive purposes.
Scientists have solved much of the mystery surrounding these sixth senses, yet they are lacking in many areas. Also much of their discoveries are simply guesses. Some are intelligent guesses but have not been confirmed as accurate. These sixth senses are sometimes astonishing and pose a very difficult puzzle. Below we present several examples of animals and insects which perform things which are mind boggling.
“Over the years, using technology discovered in animals, engineers have developed guidance systems for rockets and numerous other items that once were not even considered possible or feasible. During World War 2, the German scientists developed the first remote controlled V2 rockets used in military conflicts. After the war was over, German scientists who were placed under control of the various nations, and especially the United States and the Soviet Union developed and improved the technology into space exploration. And since that time, great progress has been made in the development of guidance systems. Although remote controled rockets are still used in some instances, the development of autonomous controlled units have become much more sophisticated and are used in many ways”. (Science-Time)
All spiders have unique mechanoreceptory organs called slit sensilla, which allow them to sense minute mechanical strains on their exoskeleton. This sixth sense makes it easy for spiders to judge things like the size, weight, and possibly even the type of creature that gets caught in their webs. It may also help them tell the difference between the movement of an insect and the movement of the wind, or even a benign blade of grass, as it moves across the web”. (Mother Nature Network)
Venomous snakes of this family of are most easily identified by a pair of deep “pits” that can be found between the nostril and the eye. These pits are actually heat-sensing organs that allow the snakes to see in infrared — an invaluable sixth sense for a predator that often hunts at night. The sense is so sensitive that pit vipers can accurately judge the distance and size of their prey even when their other senses are deprived.” (Ibid)
Many migratory birds have an amazing ability to detect Earth’s magnetic field, a sense they utilize like a compass to navigate great distances. This sense is called magnetoreception, and few birds perform it better than pigeons, especially domestic homing pigeons.Pigeons have iron-containing structures in their beaks, which are arranged in a complex three-dimensional pattern. This gives the birds an acute sense of spatial orientation, allowing them to identify their geographical position.” (Ibid)
The above are only three instances of the many dozens of animals and their inexplicable behavior. Honeybees are a great example. These hard working little critters, have a strange directional retaining ability. Honeybees leave their hive (or hollow trees in the wild) daily to hunt and gather the nectar for producing delicious honey…not intended for human consumption but to feed their colony plus any young bees hatched. On their trip, they may go a few miles from their hive and roam in every direction in an area of heavy growth of trees or brush. When they have gathered a normal load of this material, they will fly in a circle climbing high enough to clear the brush of trees and then fly in a perfectly straight line back to their hives. No errors. Even though there may be dozens of hives in the area where men are in the honey production business, but the bee will return to her original hive.
This is a mystery. Some studies have been made and it is amazing. Those scientists found that, if they move the hive from its original position while the bee(s) is away, and place a new one in its place, the bee will return to the new one and begin production in it. And this has been tried with the original hive only two or three feet away!
A great book is available entitled “The flight of the honeybee” by Raymond Huber which gives the details of the hard working bees and the obstacles they encounter in their gathering their nectar
In Huber’s book, he tells a story of a bee he named Scout, with a description of her daily search for nectar. In the course of her search, she encounters gusty wind, dodges the attack of a blackbird, has to find shelter due to a brief storm and is able to evade an angry wasp. She still manages to find a new field of flowers and makes it safely back to the hive to tell the harvester bees about her discovery.
Currently, our country utilizes the relatively new unmanned drones with considerable success and with far less risk to our military personnel. These are manned by means of an operator located at considerable distance from the action of the drone. All of this progress in guidance systems has been developed in less than one century.
These are great achievements, there is no doubt about it. But as usual, without the factors involved which have been placed in our natural environment, none of it would have been possible.
The amazing part of all this is, there are innumerable facts in natures creatures which have been noted and assisted in the creation of these great achievements. And many of them are greater by far than anything our engineers have been able to produce. Much of their successful ventures have been by utilizing what they refer to as ‘Biomimicry’, which simply means designing something by studying nature’s blueprint.
One instance of utilizing natures products is the extreme value of training dogs. Dogs have a highly unusual ability to discern micro differences in smells. The highly prized Beagle for instance, can trail a singular rabbit by smelling its tracks. This may seem as only a super excellent nose capability, but to pass it off so readily is to misunderstand much of the excellence. These dogs, in searching for a trail, can run across one which is somewhat cold, yet, they will immediately head in the direction in which the rabbit had been running and even though the rabbit himself may decide to criss-cross his old trail, and perhaps run in the opposite direction down the same row or corn in spots, most well developed Beagles will stay accurately on his trail until they are guided into the area of the hunted.
By man’s training of various types of dogs, such as Blood Hounds, and several others, a fugitive from the law can rarely elude those dogs once they are put on his trail. Several other breeds are readily trained to identify various types of drugs, some of which are packaged quite well and buried under or in luggage, etc.
But, more closely concerned with guidance systems are the great number of creatures who have built in directional systems which appear virtually impossible. There are several accounts where a cat has been removed from their home and taken long distances, only to be able to cover the distance back home, months after the fact. One account listed a cat which returned home after 11 years. Of course that is a very unusual incident, and strangely, not all cats will find their way home, even if not left very far away. Of course, many of them may have tried and were killed in their effort. But enough have traveled many miles to return, to have made it very obvious that at least some of them have strong directional guidance faculties.
Many species of fish have exceptional abilities to accurately move great distances and return. Scientists, have determined that they must utilize the earth’s magnetic fields in order to reach their precise destinations. That seems to satisfy many and they will quickly tell you it has nothing to do with magic. No one ever suggested that it was magic that this writer is aware of. However, even if they do use the magnetic fields to return to their original location, who gave them the ability to use those fields and senses? Their ability to swim back to a distant location, especially so accurately as to find the same outlet of a river or large creek to return to their place of birth, has to have been instilled in them!
The point of our article is simply that, not one of these accomplishments could have been invented had the engineers and scientists been totally without the natural usages of the methods and processes already in existence. Why would all of these factors mentioned above exist if not placed there for a reason? And regardless of the claim of extraordinary lengths of time, how could fish accumulate such a knowledge and/or inbred natural feature if not placed there by an omniscient God?
If anyone questions the authenticity of such things occurring, I suggest that you simply place “Cat returns home” in a Google search engine. You will find many pages of instances…there are sometimes numerous links to articles concerning the same cat, however, by searching one will find an almost endless account of cats returning home over numerous miles, and even after several years.
The conclusion of this matter is that, only God could possibly have created these creatures with limited active minds to have the ability to utilize magnetic fields, ocean currents, and other such features of earth, to guide them to places where they are safe, able to procreate and survive without training. A natural sense that tells them where to go and how to find their destination. We do not even know why such guidance features exist in the first place and with our versatile minds, can not utilize them so well as these ‘dumb’ creatures.
“For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)
“Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.” (Psalm 147:5)
“But who is able to build him an house, seeing the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain him? who [am] I then, that I should build him an house, save only to burn sacrifice before him?” (2 Chronicles 2:6)