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Monday, June 22, 2020

Getting Dirty with Blind Mole-Rats

If you say that the blind mole-rat is ugly, I am certainly not going to slap leather with you on the street at high noon. We can put that part aside and look at the critter for what it is and appreciate the design of the Creator. Some tinhorns with limited understanding say it was not designed properly.

Some say that the blind mole-rat shows there is no God. Intelligent examination shows that it was indeed designed by our Creator.
Let me kiss your neck and smell your hair
Image credit: Wikimedia Commons / Максим Яковлєв (CC BY-SA 4.0)
This concept of, "God fouled up because the design doesn't fit my personal preference, therefore God doesn't exist and EvolutionDidIt" is a form of dysteleology.

Upon intelligent examination, we learn that the blind mole-rat has several extremely interesting features. Unlike other burrowing animals, it does not use its front claws. It shovels with its mouth and teeth! It does have eyes, and while they do not provide sight, they do have an important function. Also, the BMR is resistant to cancer and is being examined to see if that feature can be used in humans. Evolutionists cannot rationally claim that the BMR was not designed.
A skeptical social media post is making the claim that the lesser mole-rat (one of several blind mole rats) is evidence against intelligent design, and implicit in the charge is that this somehow invalidates there being an all-wise God, the intelligent designer of all of creation. One example of the post is below.
A friend of mine who's an evolutionist used this example (Lesser Mole Rat "Spalax leucodon") to disprove the idea of an intelligent design. The reason is that this mole rat Is blind and can only use the eyes covered under his layer of skin to differentiate between day and night.
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Before debunking this completely unfounded and illogical claim, we should familiarize ourselves with the blind mole-rats. It should be noted that there are several different taxonomic groupings of the blind mole-rats (BMRs). In point of fact, the genus Spalax mentioned in the above social media post is no longer considered valid for at least three species of blind mole-rats.
You can dig into the full article by clicking on "Blind Mole-Rats: Evidence for Intelligent Design". 

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