A Perplexing Pair of Pandas

For many years, people have been familiar with the black and white giant panda. Somewhat less known is the red panda (firefox). Scientists have debated whether these belong in the bear family or the garbage panda (raccoon) family, but are sure they are related.

Pandas have confounded classification for years. Darwinists refer back to the pagan origins of evolution, giving it a personality that cheated pandas.
Credits: Wikimedia Commons
Giant panda by J. Patrick Fischer (CC BY-SA 3.0), Red panda by Greg Hume (CC BY-SA 3.0)

The pagan roots of evolutionism are evident when the declining population of the giant panda is attributed to evolution giving them short shrift. Bad news, Beauregard: evolution is not an entity that makes decisions, you savvy that? Also, they did not evolve the ability to use kung fu. That has to be learned.

Also, Darwin's acolytes pretend that the panda's "thumb" is an example of bad design — which is a fallacious dysteleological argument used against the Creator. They shoot themselves with their own gun, because this appendage is extremely useful for the critter; if God had wanted them to have a human-like thumb, he would have given them one. They don't need one, and they were designed with the right tools for their lifestyles. And those nasty, big, pointy teeth? Great for their main food, which is bamboo.

The panda’s decline has been attributed to the progressive loss of its natural habitat of bamboo forests. Expanding human settlement and agriculture now confine the giant panda. . .

. . . their 99% dependence on bamboo means they face starvation when their favourite food flowers and dies! Massive simultaneous die-back occurs in cycles of 10–100 years, varying according to bamboo species, and it can take up to 20 years before regrowth can again support a panda population.

Pandas used to simply migrate to areas with other (i.e. nonflowering) bamboo species, but agricultural expansion now restricts such migration.

To read the entire article, migrate over to "The bamboozling panda". Note that the article was posted in 2001 and the video below is from 2008. Although endangered in the wild, population numbers of giant pandas that were mentioned will be different now.