The Brilliance of Butterfly Wings

The Brilliance of Butterfly Wings

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, we will take a close look at the brilliant colors that adorn the wings of butterflies, the tails of peacocks, and fish scales.

The Brilliance of Butterfly WingsWhat do a butterfly’s shimmering wings, a fish’s opalescent scales, and a peacock’s brilliant feathers have in common? None of the colors come from pigments. As an article at the Gizmodo website rightly points out, “All of their beautifully iridescent colors are produced by the physical interaction of light with sophisticated nanoscale architecture that we are only just beginning to understand.”

Now, that’s a true scientific statement. But the writer quickly goes astray by attributing these colors to evolution. There is absolutely no evidence for their claim that the first color-building life forms probably date back to the Cambrian explosion over 500 million years ago. Truly, the brilliance of butterfly wings depends entirely on the brilliance of the God who created them!

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For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.

Ref: M. Stone. “How Nanoscale Optics Create Nature’s Most Dazzling Colors,” Gizmodo, 2/19/15.