Beetles: Go Anywhere, Do Anything

Insects are by far the most successful animal life form, if you judge by the total number of species. They are pushing the 1,000,000 mark, which is about three-fourths of the entire animal kingdom. Of insects, beetles are the most successful, comprising well over 350,000 named species. The famous atheist biologist J. B. S. Haldane is credited with the quip, "God has an inordinate fondness for beetles." While he was being facetious, God did design creation so that people would clearly see His nature everywhere (Romans 1:19–20). Beetles must have an important message, which the Creator made sure wouldn't go unnoticed!

Everywhere you look -- on the ground, underground, in the sky, on water, or underwater, you're likely to find beetles. They make their homes in plants, trees, dead animals, dung, and just about any other place you can imagine.

So what can we learn from beetles? Among other things, our Maker shows that He can create immense variety from one basic body design. Like living versions of the popular Transformers, the beetles' basic body parts can be altered to serve radically different purposes.

[Read the rest of the article at Answers in Genesis.]