Hummingbird Evolution or Creation?
The hummingbird is a unique creature that exemplifies the characteristics of a genuine and intelligent design by a powerful and capable Intelligent Designer. Hummingbirds are only found in the Americas, North America and more abundantly in South America. Being the smallest birds, most hummingbirds range about 7 to 13 centimeters in length. The bee hummingbird measures just 5 centimeters in length. The hummingbird gets its name from the sound that it makes when it rapidly beats its wings back and forth. The hummingbird has unique migration patterns and is the only bird that can fly backwards. Sometimes the hummingbird can even fly upside down. The hummingbird eats mostly nectar from flowering plants and small insects. Because of its energetic lifestyle, the hummingbird needs much energy and therefore eats or feeds up to eight times per hour. The hummingbird spends most of its time flying, but does occasionally sit on a plant stem for rest. The hummingbird legs are very weak and not very suitable for walking, however, the hummingbird was obviously designed to be a flying creature and therefore does not need to walk in most situations. The hummingbird simply flies to its next destination and when needing a rest, briefly sits on top of a plant stem or similarly shaped object. When sleeping, hummingbirds are known to fall in to a deep sleep, known as a Torpor state, and sometimes they hang upside-down during this deep sleep, appearing to be dead. Some hummingbirds can fly up to 1,200 miles during their migration patterns without stopping. The migration patterns of hummingbirds are also extremely unique. Hummingbirds are known to migrate across the Americas each year during their migration patterns, migrating to Mexico and Central America in the winter and returning to the southeast United States and western states of North America in the late winter and early spring. Some hummingbirds do not migrate at all, however. Scientists debate the cause of the migration ability of hummingbirds and scientists are not sure exactly what causes these migration patterns. Some scientists believe that hummingbirds can detect environmental changes in sunlight or the emergence of blooming flowering plants during the year. Some also believe that instinct also plays a role in the behavioral patterns of the hummingbird. Hummingbirds are also known to use the wind patterns to help in flying, particularly during their migration patterns, therefore conserving their energy and helping them reach their destination. The hummingbird dependence on flowering plants also creates a symbiotic relationship that further promotes the creation model. If the hummingbird needs flowering plants, then both must have been created at the same time and not millions of years apart. In addition, the hummingbird helps to pollinate flowering plants as pollen is transferred by way of the hummingbird from one flowering plant to the female parts of the next flowering plant. Therefore, they both need each other and must have been created at the same time. Of course, there are other pollinators, such as flying insects, but all of these must have appeared at the same time or nearly the same time and not long periods in between as the evolutionists propose. This symbiosis is a common theme in the natural and biological realm on Earth. Many different living things need each other and therefore must have been created at approximately the same time in order for everything to be set up properly and function properly. Therefore, living things don't seem to emerge independently as the evolutionists propose, but all life was created at approximately at the same time in order for everything to function properly as is does in the natural world.