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Rare orchids featuring pictures and figures

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We officially disapprove of the the first one. 😉

Here’s another, the last:

Monkey Orchid
Dracula Simia & Orchis Simia/Arena Flowers

Assuming the natural images are not doctored: The usual Darwinesque explanation is that natural selection acting on random mutation causes them to slowly assume this form because even five percent of it would scare off a predator. Really? Would anyone but a human recognize some of these forms or assess their significance? That is, has anyone studied that question for each of them in depth? Or is it just more schoolbook Darwinism?

Or… if it is just random noise in which a human happens to see significance, what are the probabilities? If they are not computable, why not? If it is true that most species in the world are still undiscovered, chances are we will be seeing more examples.

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6 Replies to “Rare orchids featuring pictures and figures

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    wd400 says:

    The usual Darwinesque explanation is that natural selection acting on random mutation causes them to slowly assume this form because even five percent of it would scare off a predator. Really?

    No, not really. Has anyone ever made this claim?

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    bornagain77 says:

    That’s right wd400, you tell her. If people don’t like the first Darwinian alibi there is always another alibi waiting! 🙂

    “nobody to date has yet found a demarcation criterion according to which Darwin(ism) can be described as scientific”
    – Imre Lakatos (November 9, 1922 – February 2, 1974) a philosopher of mathematics and science, quote was as stated in 1973 LSE Scientific Method Lecture

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    Chalciss says:

    Although, Darwinists find a striking resemblance to the hominids when they look at themselves in the mirror.

    Who would have thought that orchids had a similar fixation on the ape family? We should call them – Darwinist orchids, perhaps? 😉

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    bornagain77 says:

    Of related note:

    Honey Bee – an Architectural Marvel – video

    Excerpt: Freight planes carry a payload of about 25 percent of their weight. A bee can carry almost 100 per cent.

    TEDx Video: Flight of the Fruit Fly – October 8, 2013
    Excerpt: “Dickinson is a very intense guy himself, and gives a remarkable discussion of what makes the engineering that goes into fruit fly flight so amazing.” (4:50 minute mark of video lists several fascinating high tech ‘accessories’ of the fruit fly, including a ‘gyroscope’)

    Fruit fly with the wings of beauty – July 2012
    Excerpt: But a closer examination of the transparent wings of Goniurellia tridens reveals a piece of,, art. Each wing carries a precisely detailed image of an ant-like insect, complete with six legs, two antennae, a head, thorax and tapered abdomen.

    Look at This Incredible Insect Wing Design – Cornelius Hunter – May 17, 2013
    Excerpt: And so using this rational, mathematical, approach to biology the researchers were able to do something that consistently eludes evolutionists—produce a successful prediction:
    “An optimal cell size of a grid-like structure such as the wing can be predicted using the “critical crack length” of the membrane, which is determined by the material’s fracture toughness and the stress applied. … An “optimal” wing cell should have a diameter of around 1132 µm. Is this the case in locust wings? Our results show that the distribution of the wing cell size in locust wings corresponds very well to this prediction, with the most common wing-cell “class” being between 1000 and 1100 µm.”

    Ants follow Fermat’s principle of least time – April 1, 2013
    Excerpt: Ants have long been known to choose the shortest of several routes to a food source, but what happens when the shortest route is not the fastest? This situation can occur, for example, when ants are forced to travel on two different surfaces, where they can walk faster on one surface than on the other. In a new study, scientists have found that ants behave the same way as light does when traveling through different media: both paths obey Fermat’s principle of least time, taking the fastest route rather than the most direct one.

    Hammer Orchid and Wasps – video

    Wild Orchids of Israel: Seduction of the Long-horned Bee (Irreducible Complexity) – video

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    bornagain77 says:

    Irreducible Complexity (18 steps) of the Venus Flytrap are listed in the following article:

    The Venus Flytrap, an Improbable Wonder that Baffled Darwin – Oct. 14, 2013

    Desmodium Gyrans – The Dancing Plant – video

    Mimosa Pudica – The Sensitive Plant (Touch Me Not) – video

    Timelapse video of Flowers and Leaves – video

    Plant Talk – Plants communicate and interact with each other, both above ground and below, in surprisingly subtle and sophisticated ways. By Dan Cossins – January 1, 2014
    Excerpt: Moreover, plants can “talk” in several different ways: via airborne chemicals, soluble compounds exchanged by roots and networks of threadlike fungi, and perhaps even ultrasonic sounds. Plants, it seems, have a social life that scientists are just beginning to understand.,,,
    ,,,the evolutionary explanation for volatile communication among plants remains open to debate,,,

    Adventures of an adolescent Orchid Mantis (Hymenopus Coronatus) – video

    Orchid Mantis – very pink, and eerie, adult female – video

    Verse and Music:

    Mark 1:6
    John wore clothing made of camel’s hair, with a leather belt around his waist, and he ate locusts and wild honey.

    “Cassie” -By Flyleaf

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    bornagain77 says:

    Flyleaf: Cassie (Music Video AND lyrics :])

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