Gods clever little bee.......
Bees are one of the most disciplined species and the best architects in the nature. They live in colonies and produce one of the most perfect food in the world – honey. Bees produce honey in hexagonal chambers, which, of course, they build by themselves. It is very interesting that the bees always construct their chambers hexagonally.
This awoke a curiosity of the scientists and regarding mathematical calculations we can conclude that the hexagonal chambers made by the bees are the best way of storage. The space is maximally used with a minimal need for building material. However, if, for example, the bees would build their chambers in a cylindrical or pentagonal shape, there would be some unused space left and in that case less honey could be stored.
Triangular or quadrangular chambers could be easily built without remains of unused space but in that case more building material would have to be used. Thus, the mathematicians came to conclusion that of all the different geometrical shapes, the hexagonal chambers give the maximal usage of space with a minimal necessity of building material - the beeswax.
The perfect organization of the honeybees and the building of alveolate into a hive is really something unique in the whole animal kingdom. When the bees build their chambers, they always start from the outer side toward the middle. Simultaneously from three or four various sides, hundreds of honeybees start to build the chambers that later, without any mistakes, or holes in the building process, becomes melted and connected in the middle.
The bees successfully figure every angel of the cells during the building of the chambers. Cells are built under the angle of 13 degree in relation of the mount. Thus, both chambers from one and the other side are turned upward in order to prevent the licking out of the honey. All this is done by the bees within the hive in complete darkness without any sunlight.
It is also very interesting, that after hatching from the eggs, the bees are immediately capable to execute their duties although they didn’t learn it anywhere nor did they see from other bees how to do it. Therefore, the question is who did teach the bees to perform such complex activities
Have you considered on a hot, summer day how one large tree can pump over 1,000 gallons of water from its roots to its leaves. The hot sun causes water to evaporate from the leaves. Because water likes to stick together, this pulls the water up the tree like a drinking straw. This water can move up to 25 miles per hour. Ninety percent of the water is transpired in this way, while only 2% is used for photosynthesis. Literally tons of water are taken from the soil and released into the air each day. This is an amazing system involving capillary flow, osmosis and vacuum pressure. All this gives evidence of an arrangement of a careful design.
Have you considered the leaves of spring? These green machines run on air, water, sunlight, and a few minerals. These miniature solar panels are involved in an incredible process called photosynthesis. Sunlight falls on the green cells in the leaf, which causes chemical changes to take place like the splitting of the molecules of water into oxygen and hydrogen. The oxygen is released into the air we breathe, while the hydrogen is used to make sugars as it combines with carbon dioxide from the air.
This process involves more than 70 separate chemical reactions. Photosynthesis is so complicated that scientists have been unable to duplicate this in the lab, yet it is done automatically in a leaf. Even if for the sake of argument we would accept that all this developed by natural selection the answer should be given from where does the natural selection have the intelligence to build purposeful and useful systems that helps the survival of the living beings?
A microbiologist and a geologist in Germany have found some amazing design features in a large sulfur bacterial species that benefits all life. Thiomargarita namibiensis is a colossal bacterium (nearly 1 mm in diameter) that thrives in surface marine sediments under both oxic (containing oxygen) and anoxic conditions. It periodically contacts oxic bottom water to take up nitrate. Such internally stored nitrate allows it to survive for long periods under anoxic conditions. The bacterium’s prime energy source is sulfide oxidation.
The sulfide accumulates in anoxic marine sediments when sulfate-reducing bacteria there degrade organic matter. The researchers discovered that aggressive sulfide oxidation by large populations of T. namibiensis is responsible for phosphorite deposits in marine sediments. Such deposits play a critical role in the life-essential phosphorous cycle.
The amazing, unique designs and behaviors of T. namibiensis that allow it to take advantage of sulfide produced by sulfate-reducing bacteria so as to sustain Earth’s phosphorous cycle at an ideal rate for the benefit of all life testifies of a supernatural, super-intelligent Creator.
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