Sexual reproduction is still a topic that evolutionists have not been able to satisfactorily explain. Further complicating the issue for them is the ability for some plants and animals to change from one sex to another.
One of the most striking sex changes that I am aware of occurs in the giant Amazon water lily, Victoria amazonica. Found in the Brazilian river systems known as Amazonia, this water lily really is a giant. Its leaves can grow up to nine feet across and are strong enough to support the weight of a small human child.
When this water lily first blossoms, its large white flower opens as the sun goes down. The beautiful white blossom is female and gives off a sweet fragrance that some describe as smelling like a pineapple. The strong fruity odor attracts several small beetles that readily climb into the flower. As the dawn breaks, the flower closes up, trapping the beetles inside where they gladly spend the day feasting on the starchy nectar. The beetles carry the pollen from male flowers on their bodies, so as the move around their flowery prison, they fertilize the flower. Later that day as the sun goes down, the flower once again opens, only now it is a beautiful pink male flower full of pollen. The beetles find themselves covered in the newly produced pollen as they fly off in search of the next white female flower.
As I look at these different unique traits in nature such as the giant Amazon water lily changing sex or the relationship between the Brazil nut tree, orchid, orchid bee and agouti, (Ménage à Quad), it amazes me that so many people still believe it all happened by chance. The probability of so many strange and uncommon things all evolving by random processes is so small that it’s near zero.
People need to ask themselves how did the giant Amazon water lily evolve or know to evolve the ability or necessity of changing sex from female to male. Furthermore, how did it develop the ability to do it in less than twenty-four hours?
The only possible answer is that evolution can not explain or account for such features. Only an infinitely wise and marvelous Creator God could think of such a thing as having a plant’s flower change sexes and doing so in less than a day.
Wild Amazon: Hidden Land of Change, Animal Planet, 2011.
This presentation was given live to some 2000 people, many of them students, at South Africas renowned university town of Stellenbosch. Afterwards, 30 university students came forward to publically profess faith in Christ. Its clear that in this age of science and technology, we need to deal with the evolution issue head-on, from an unashamedly biblical standpoint.
Illustrated presentation, including English subtitles