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You Can’t Argue with Success: Our Eyes

Teen boy with brown eyes and knit cap: Image by Ferenc Barna from Pixabay

Hey all!

If any evolutionist ever tries to tell you that the inverted (backwards) retina is evidence of evolution’s trial-and-error poor design and evidence against God being a good Designer, just tell them that you can’t argue with success.

All vertebrates (things that have a backbone) have inverted retinae

Golden eagle profile: Photo credit: skeeze on PixabayThat includes the eagle, which can see a fish underwater in a pond a mile away.

Your own eye can register 6 quanta of light. That’s like a candle 14 miles away on a perfectly clear and dark night (at the extreme human ability that is). Squid with eye: photo credit: Max Pixel

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Invertebrates have non-inverted retinae, but an octopus or a snail just cannot see as well as the creatures with the inverted retinae.

If it’s such a poor design, then why does it work so well?!

Hiker watching rock desert with hazy mountains, photo credit: PixabayThe inversion has a great advantage in handling the heat caused by harsh sunlight from focusing through our lens and damaging our retina. And why did God give mollusks such bad eyes?  For an octopus or a snail, well they tend to stay out of harsh sunlight either in the shade or under the water.  ~Dr. J

Dr. Charles Jackson

Written by Dr. Charles Jackson

Dr. Charles Jackson has four degrees in science and education and taught secondary school sciences 11 years, then college biology and chemistry 6 years, and then teacher education classes 6. In 2003, Dr. Jackson founded Points of Origins and began teaching, speaking, and debating in creation science education. Keenly interested in liberating Christian students from the delusion that their faith has been refuted by modern science, Dr. J crusades against evolutionary dogma on college campuses across the United States. He has presented creation science instruction in churches, to both secular and Christian high school and college faculties, to student assemblies from elementary through high school, and to Christian groups on many college campuses.

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