Bunches of Beetles

It seems like most folks have some critter or another that gives them the heebie jeebies, but they should put that aside and appreciate the Creator's design work. Beetles do this to my wife, and they are not exactly what I want to see flitting around the living room. But they are actually quite interesting.

Not only interesting, but practically everywhere. Beetles perform useful functions in their diverse ecosystems. It is quite reasonable to deduce that God likes variety, and we can see this from the different types of beetles and where they live.

Love, hate, or tolerate them, beetles are almost everywhere. They have important roles in their ecosystems, and are clearly designed by our Creator.
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Beetles have similar characteristics that might prompt a Darwinist to claim that it is proof of evolution, but that cavalry saber cuts both ways: it is evidence of common design. After all, why make everything different instead of utilizing designs that work?
Insects are by far the most successful animal life form, if you judge by the total number of species. They are pushing the 1,000,000 mark, which is about three-fourths of the entire animal kingdom. Of insects, beetles are the most successful, comprising well over 350,000 named species.

The famous atheist biologist J. B. S. Haldane is credited with the quip, “God has an inordinate fondness for beetles.” While he was being facetious, God did design creation so that people would clearly see His nature everywhere (Romans 1:19–20). Beetles must have an important message, which the Creator made sure wouldn’t go unnoticed!

Everywhere you look—on the ground, underground, in the sky, on water, or underwater, you’re likely to find beetles. They make their homes in plants, trees, dead animals, dung, and just about any other place you can imagine.

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