The Cane Toad
The Cane Toad is a about as big as an average human fist and one of the most disliked varmints of the outback. It was brought to the sugar cane fields of Australia by the British in the 30’s with the hopes that it would destroy the cane beetle population, which was destroying the sugar cane. Unfortunately, the cane toad had other plans in mind. Ignoring the beetles, the cane toads just kept on reproducing. Their numbers started at a meager 3000 but are now several million.
The interesting thing about cane toad is not their rate of reproduction, per se, but the fact that they secrete venom through parotoid glands on their shoulders. In fact, their entire body is infused with the stuff, thereby gracing their predators with a killer stomach ache (pun intended). The astute will realize that such a system could not evolve by means of natural selection plus random mutations.
Why not? Well, natural selection is, in the evolutionist’s scheme of things, a system whereby through the survival of the fittest, evolutionary progress is accumulated. The problem is that the fittest cane toads, that is, the ones that are the most toxic, die anyways! Let’s follow the would be evolution story, the plain toad came first and will later evolve into a poisonous cane toad. As the toads gradually get more and more poisonous, their ability to survive skyrockets as they pass on their poisonous genes to their progeny-CUT!!!
Actually, the most poisonous cane toads, i.e. the most “evolutionary advanced cane toads,” STILL DIE! Need I add that dead animals don’t evolve? How then can the toads “evolve” poisonous flesh when the most poisonous cane toads have no better a chance at surviving than the least poisonous cane toads? The answer is a simple one-they can’t. Cane toads are just one of many of God’s creatures that defies evolution.
Truly, “But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee: Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee. Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?” (Job 12:7-9)
Always, and in all things, let God be glorified.