Posted by: Rob Lester | October 4, 2010

Amazing design of bat sonar

‘This sonar [of the bat] is a marvelous discriminator: a bat can know its own sound among thousands of mobile neighbours, detecting its own signals even if they are 2000 times fainter than background noises. It can “see” prey, such as a fruitfly, up to 100 feet away by echo location…this whole auditory system weighs a fraction of a gram! Ounce for ounce, watt for watt, it is millions of times more efficient and more sensitive than the radars and sonars contrived by man. Michael Pitman wrote, “The bat sees with sound better than light. The idea that such an echolocation system (which would have to work straightaway or else accidents would eliminate the creatures) ‘evolved’ gradually by random mutation through unspecified “ancestors” is inadequate” (emph. added-RL).  Dolphin sonar has been found to be virtually identical in structure and function to bats.  These are hardly considered two species with common evolutionary ancestors.  If this system is so amazing that its development by random mutations is virtually impossible, what are the chances of it accidentally happening in two completely different families of animal?  It goes from ‘virtually impossible’ to ‘absolutely without-a-doubt impossible.’ Also, bat fossils from “50 million years ago” are practically identical to modern bats.  Why did they stop evolving so long ago? It is clear that both systems were designed by an astoundingly brilliant designer—the God of the Bible. 

“Bat sonar points to creation”            Creation 16(3):6  June 1994

Michael Pitman, Adam and Evolution, Rider & Company, London, 1984, pp. 219–220.


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