Is It Plant or Animal? (Part 2 of 2)

Is It Plant or Animal? (Part 2 of 2)


Today we take another look at an animal that thinks it’s a plant … or vice versa. This is the Creation Moments Minute.

As we saw last time, dinoflagellates may be animals or plants … or they may be both. Even more surprising is that many dinoflagellates – even though they are but a single cell – have a sense organ like an eye.


Some dinoflagellates cause the deadly red tide that often kills fish. Others give off a red dye during the daytime that is harmless, and by night they produce brilliant displays of phosphorescence. Many have a whip-like appendage for swimming.


While they are small, even these so-called simplest forms of one-celled life are by no means simple. Man’s word, even in matters of science, can never be as sure as God’s Word about the fact that He made all things. As God’s Word says, every creature was created in finished form.


For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.


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Ref: The Facts on File Dictionary of Botany, (Market House Books Limited, 1984), p. 106; and Signet Science Library Book, (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1963), p. 216.