Scallops and Telescopes

In another startling example of "It was right in front of us all the time", we have the eyes of scallops. Sure, many of us like to have them fried up in a pan or something, but the thing you see on your plate or for sale in the market are quite a bit different than the processed kind. Maybe you've seen where Sally sells seashells by the seashore, and seen those things. You're getting closer, but in real life, they are rather startling to behold. 

Scallop eyes are very similar to the principle used in the Webb telescope.
Flam scallop image credit: Bureau of Ocean Energy Management / James Sinclari
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Most humans have two eyes that work quite nicely, but there are various numbers on all sorts of critters. There are different species of scallops, and some of them have over 200 eyes. They work on a principle similar to using mirrors. Of course, Darwin's disciples give pantheistic praise to evolution for this "masterpiece of engineering" as if evolution was a kind of entity, directing changes, making choices, and so forth. 


Not only does that contradict their own naturalistic assumptions, it takes credit from the Master Engineer. Cowboy up, people! There is no sensible way, and no plausible mechanism, that the eyes of scallops happened by chance, and then we take so many years to develop through intelligent design a similar system for a spacefaring telescope!
When the James Webb Space Telescope launches into orbit next year, it will use an array of mirrors to gather light from far away galaxies. Though this model was developed in the 1980s, scientists only recently discovered a similar design already in use in the eye of a humble sea creature, the scallop. That’s right—in 2019 we will be able to see distant galaxies the way a scallop might see them.

. . . If you could look closely at a live scallop, you’d see its shell frilled with tentacles and a layer of flesh on the inside rim, edged with little dots—its eyes.
If you see fit, you can read the rest of this short but interesting article by clicking on "Seeing the Glory of God in Scallop Eyes".