By R.L. David Jolly
Ants have got to be one of the most bothersome insects in the world. They invade our picnics, yards, gardens and homes. Their bites and stings can be very painful. But there is one characteristic of ants that reminds me of what Barack Obama is trying to do to Americans.
Ants do not act on their own as individuals. They operate as a social community for the good of that community, even if it means sacrificing their lives for that social good. Watch the video below and notice how the narrator describes their sense of community.
That ant city was amazing and showed that working together as a community, they can accomplish great things. Nothing is done individually or for the individual. Everything in an ant community is done for the common good of all.
But how do they communicate to each other? How do they all know how to excavate the tunnels and shaft just right to allow for the easiest access and best ventilation? How do they collectively know where and how to excavate the chambers to be used for a nursery, a garden and even a garbage dump?
Scientists have studied some of the wisdom of ants and their ability to find their way back to their nest. They studied the Saharan desert ant that travels in a zigzag path when they travel away from the nest and then find their way back via a different path. There are no landmarks or other features to use to help navigate by. The scientists were able to rule out the use of visual clues, time or energy as aids in finding their way back. It was determined that the ants use a sophisticated form of advanced mathematics called path integration.
That is, the journey is divided into small vectors, each with a certain length and direction, and they are added to give a ‘homing’ vector that gives the direction and total distance to the nest.
Whether the ants are using horizontal path integration or a fully 3D integration, this still involves advanced programming. It’s common sense to believe that a program requires a programmer. However, the religious belief in the sufficiency of naturalistic causes means that evolutionists will reject this common sense view. They might claim that a homing sense could evolve by random mutations causing better and better improvements, which natural selection would accumulate.
But the fallacy in this is assuming that a small change in a program has small changes in effect. Human programmers know that a single step in an algorithm often has far-reaching consequences, and one wrong step can often cause the program to crash. Rather, the path integration program must be fully functional or else it is likely to be totally useless.
It seems as if they were created with the information hard wired into their brains to do what they do by an all knowing infallible Programmer. The Bible describes ants as being wise (Proverbs 6:6) and self-sufficient (Proverbs 30:25). People who are lazy are instructed to learn from the ant how to be more responsible and provide for themselves.
Sarfati, Jonathan. Ants find their way by advanced mathematics, Journal of Creation, Vol. 15(2), pp. 11-12, August 2001.
by Dr. J. Y. Jones
Worship Not the Creature: Animal Rights and the Bible delivers the most forthright and engaging presentation of the Biblical view of animals in print. J. Y. Jones, long an accomplished physician, scholar, writer, outdoorsman, hunter, and man of God, is uniquely qualified to offer his cutting-edge treatment of this controversial topic. Don’t let the down-to-earth, diverting and friendly style fool you. Just as Americas wise Founding Fathers discovered latent tyranny in a penny tea tax, Dr. Jones powerfully exposes the radical political agenda of the contemporary animal rights movement. With careful argument, he reveals the animal rights movement as a potentially significant menace to liberty and even to Christianity itself. Adding Dr. Joness able apologetic for the Christian faith in reasoned and transparently personal terms, one should prepare for a rich, compelling, and enjoyable read.
About the Author: An eye physician and surgeon for almost forty years, Dr. Jones is a decorated Vietnam veteran. He has received numerous awards for writing and photography. He is a frequent speaker at wild-game suppers and other sportsmens events, and particularly enjoys sharing his Christian testimony. He has volunteered in twenty-three overseas eye-surgery mission trips. He is fluent in Spanish and conversational in Russian. He has been married to his wife, Linda, since 1964.
It seems our politics parallel our theology. Dr. Jones demonstrates how we have allowed the distinction between Creator God and His creation to be blurred or forgotten. I see a very relevant parallel in the way the tenets of American government have also been marginalized as we allow government employees and politicians to contend for unconstitutional disarmament of American citizens. Jones rightly sees this attempt to transfer sovereignty from the people to the government as apocalyptic. — Larry Pratt (Executive Director, Gun Owners of America)
This book is so gripping that I found it difficult to put down. I have known Dr. Jones for many years as a physician, hunter, author, and close friend. He and his wife Linda were frequent guests in our home in Washington, D.C., when I was in the U.S. House of Representatives, attending the National Prayer Breakfast and State of the Union Address, among other activities. His beliefs are deep-seated and convincing. Anyone should find this read to be thought-provoking and intensely interesting. — Hon. J. Roy Rowland (Six-term Congressman, Dublin, GA)
Very rarely does a book come out that tackles such an important topic confronting our culture, an issue that is subtle and confounding to many. Dr. Jones does an insightful job of communicating the deception of the animal activist movement that is threatening the very essence of the Judeo-Christian worldview. This is the first book I have read that endeavors to present a true Biblical response to the animal rights agenda. I definitely recommend this book to anyone who wants to better understand this insidious movement and the Biblical viewpoint a Christian should have toward it. — Dr. William Franklin Graham IV (Billy Graham Evangelistic Assn.)
Hardback; 192 pages