Insects for the Clean-Up Committee

We have two articles for your perusal. The first one is in the here and now, the second involves fossils. Some critters bring out the urge to draw our shooting irons or maybe find flamethrowers because they are creepy. A good part of that is our cultural conditioning, plus the fact that some things transmit diseases. We are none too fond of finding them in our breakfast cereal, either. However, our Creator had a reason for putting cockroaches on the earth.

Though many people detest them, cockroaches are surprisingly helpful for waste removal and other aspects in ecosystems. They also thwart evolution.
Credit: Wikimedia Commons / Stuart Cunningham (CC by-SA 3.0)
Don't be getting your "Ewww Factor" in high gear. Although there are only about thirty species that bother humans, the other several thousand species go on about their business. Out in the wild, they are found in a variety of colors. It seems that their main purpose is to dispose of various kinds of waste.

For that matter, cockroaches are being farmed in China to take care of kitchen waste, and they are mighty tasty to hogs. Are we missing out? (I'm not ready to try a bacon and cockroach with cheese on rye sandwich, though.) By the way, no, the urban legend is wrong: they would not outlive humans after a nuclear apocalypse. Those of us who trust God know that the world won't end that way. There will be a big bang and global warming, but on his terms (2 Peter 3:12-13). Are you ready? Well, you'd better make sure of where you're going!

I thought the article featured below would be a mite dull, but it turned out to be quite interesting. These critters actually do us, and ecosystems, a great service.
Our first instinct is to recoil at cockroaches because of their “creepy” appearance; their tendency to spread disease and aggravate asthma; and, of course, their propensity to set up shop where we don’t want them. But when we resist our revulsion and learn about these much-maligned insects, we find not malevolent fiends skulking in dark corners, but creatures equipped by God to perform a critical function in our fallen world.
The full article (and the audio version) can be found at "Cockroaches—The Right Creatures for the Job". A similar post can be found at "Insect Sanitation Engineers". Next, fossil problems for evolutionists.

Evolutionary paleontologists get all agitated when they find fossils that they think support evolution, then they spin the stories to try to fool the rest of us. What was found? A fossil cockroach in amber. How is it different? Well, it's still a cockroach with no appreciable changes.
Cockroaches preserved in amber show no evolution, but the Darwinists celebrate anyway.
Rafi Letzter from Live Science always finds ways to put an evolutionary spin on things, even when no evolution is evident. “‘Exquisite’ dinosaur-age cockroaches discovered preserved in amber,” he writes. But the roaches entombed in a roach motel made of amber look just like modern roaches, except that they apparently were dark-adapted for living perpetually in caves (as are some today).
You can finish reading this one by clicking on "Fossil Roaches Did Not Evolve", and see other fossils that also are recalcitrant to Darwinism.