One Smelly Amoeba (Creation Moments Minute)

One Smelly Amoeba

On today’s Creation Moments Minute, meet a dangerous predator that we can’t even see.

Among the most dangerous predators in a drop of pond water is Amoeba proteus. This amoeba literally terrorizes its one celled pond mates because they can smell him coming to engulf them.

This scenario leaves a problem for evolution. What benefit to a predator is there in warning its prey? We now know that the odor is actually a clever design. Amoebas reproduce by splitting, so they are surrounded by clones. Their odor is just strong enough to allow proteus to identify clone mates so they don’t eat each other, but not so strong that it prevents proteus from getting enough to eat.

God sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to save us from another unseen predator – the devil. Through His death on the cross, Jesus brings salvation from sin, death and the devil.

For Creation Moments Minute, I’m Darren Marlar.

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