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Who is God?

01 June 2012, 08:31

Voltaire once said: "If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent him".

Too many on this forum like Voltaire says God was invented by man. An open-minded individual however would look at both the reasonable and scientific explanations who God is and a why Creator do exist and the logic behind such a reasoning. Also why God cannot be just the fabrication of man’s imagination or that religion is just a one-sided effort by man to try to fill a certain psychological need or squash a certain fear-known as the fear of GOD.   To be GOD you would have to be matchless,peerless,incomparable,unique,unmatched. Is God such a person? 

 
What prove is there that God does indeed exist. There are many more examples one could use on this forum, but time and space don't allow for that. So in this article lets only deal with the subject of:
 
Animal Intelligence.     It is widely accepted that the Egyptians were the first humans to start papermaking in around 3500 BC.How did they do it? Well the Egyptians would peel the rinds from the stems of a aquatic plant known as papyrus. The pithy cores that were left behind were then cut into broad thin strips and laid out vertically and then overlapping slightly. A very thin paste was then added and then a second layer of papyrus was then placed on top of the 1st one with the strips running horizontally. These two layers were then bonded together when beaten with a mallet. A flexible smooth surface, which will accept and retain ink without blur or smudge were made.

  However they were not the first overall to do that.Papermaking started many years before the Egyptians ever made paper and that was with paper wasps. The largest of these were hornets Vespa crabro in Europe and Vespa maculata in North America. The nest actually starts very small,the work of a single female,known as the queen,but eventually becomes this massive paper ball two feet in diameter,done by the workforce of thousands. The queen selects the site,usually a tree,after which she would then scrape together small particles of old weathered wood and then mixes it up with her saliva to form a pulp. With this pulp,she then forms a small comb which she attaches to a branch of the tree for support. This paper pulp hardens rather quickly.       The comb gets surrounded by her with a protective shell,made of several layers of paper,which in turn are separated from each other through dead-air spaces for insulation purposes. Interestingly,this covering does not touch the comb at all,and for support intertwines around branches and twigs just above it. Their is a doorway in and out of his nest through a hole in the bottom of this hollow paper ball. The few hexagonal cells of the comb faces downwards and in each of them this queen lays her eggs. About three weeks after the pupa stage and complete hornets gnaw their way through a silk membrane. Ready to go to work,with the queen ready to retire from paper making to concentrate on laying her eggs.   
 

These hornets can be seen adding these outer layers to the covering. They bring small pellets of thoroughly chewed paper pulp, and as they walk backward, they stretch out these pellets into strips, adding strip after strip. The pattern of these joined strips may be seen on the finished covering. The hornet’s saliva in the paper pulp serves as a glue. Amazingly the hornet can govern the position of the fibers in its paper. When made into sheets for wall layers, the fibers form an irregular pattern, crisscrossing one another to give added strength,similar to how the Egyptians did with their strips of papyrus.

Some on this forum would say that there is a resemblance between hornets columns and human tendons that prove the Evolutionary Connection. And then would go a step further in implying that the resemblance proves a relationship. Is that so? Quick question though: When resemblance don't fit then what? Accidental convergence as a matter of convenience perhaps by Evolutionist? And mind you they do become very arbitrarily with their convictions.     Humans uses similar principles in our widely divergent inventions,so why would be unreasonable to think GOD wouldn't have done something similar? How do hornets know exactly to maintain a constant temperature of 30° C within these wall layers? The dead-air spaces between layers hornets makes acts like thermal windows we humans make. In fact scientists have said that these walls can be as effective an insulator against hat and cold as a 16-inch brick wall.       If the nest gets too cold,then a specific group of hornets rapidly work their flight muscles to generate heat. Like running the engine of our cars,by keeping it in neutral. If the nest overheats,then the hornets bring in water to moisten cells,after which they fan their wings to evaporate the water and cool down the nest. Like a radiator would in cooling the engine of our cars.     Hornet intelligence evolved by chance? No proof is there that a hornet could do such. And yet GOD says he is responsible for that at Proverbs 30:24:"they are instinctively wise".  

Dr. James Gould,at Princeton University, wrote:"Most of the evidences of animal intelligence are instinctive."

Is GOD the source of such intelligence?

    References:   1.http://www.historyworld.net/wrldhis/PlainTextHistories/ParagraphID.   2.James L. Gould,Department of Ecology &Evolutionary Biology.   3.Awake magazine 5/22,1986.  

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