The Color of Chameleons

In a previous post, we examined how chameleons are extremely efficient at hunting and hiding. But what about that ability to change color? There is a great deal of mythology about how they can change color to match their surroundings (some of them do not change color at all), but the reality of the situation is far more interesting.

Chameleons are clearly the product of the design of the Creator, not evolution. Their ability to change color inspires biomimicry.
Chameleon on branch, Pixabay / Shilona
This reptile is designed with layers of skin, and the cells reflect light in different ways. When its emotions change, the cells move closer together or further apart, "changing" their color. The technology is so advanced, scientists are examining it for our own applications (biomimicry), including more efficient solar cells and even house paint! Chameleons are clearly the product of the design of the Creator, not evolution.
It was a sweltering day in the Madagascan forest when a creature cautiously approached into view. Mitten-like feet daintily grasped and propelled it along a branch and his body was brilliantly hued in reds, oranges, greens, and blues. Suddenly a similarly colored competitor came into view. Their calm behavior took a turn as they realized the presence of one another. Like Las Vegas billboards in slow motion, it wasn’t long before their brilliant greens and blues changed to yellows and whites. The reds remained the same but got brighter. As minutes passed and as they went on their way, the chameleon males were back to their original colors. The amazing color-change abilities of these marvelously designed animals have caught the attention of researchers. What the scientific findings reflect is consistent with an all-wise Engineer whose intellect far surpasses human thought and whose palette of color makes any human artist jealous.
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