The Rhythm of the Woodpecker

A few days ago, I met up with Ruby Slippers, a good friend of Stormie Waters. She told me they had been out riding in Stormie's buckboard on a nice day and found themselves near the Darwin Ranch. Russell Watchtower was practicing his upcoming lecture on woodpeckers.

When the girls told me about it, I was a mite surprised. As we discussed before, woodpeckers showcase the skill of the Master Engineer, so it would be smart for evolutionists to skirt that subject. Instead, they have some more fact-free science to present to the gullible.

Woodpeckers have long been used by creationists to show complexity and design by the Creator. Now evolutionists say drumming substitutes for songs.
Hand-feeding a Downy Woodpecker, Unsplash / Tevin Trinh
Apparently the woodpecker has a certain gene in common with songbirds, therefore, evolution. It is interesting that in addition to pecking to get into trees and such to chow down on insects, they use their specially-reinforced beaks and heads to drum those rapid bursts. Drumming substitutes for singing a bird song. This testifies of the Creator, not evolution, old son.
The sweet melody of songbirds fills the air as the forest wakes up. But there is another familiar voice that joins in the morning songs: woodpecker. The woodpecker doesn’t join in with a voice, but with percussion, drumming a rhythm on trees like a wooden instrument.

According to an article posted on, song birds use complex muscle coordination to produce their songs; they learn their song as young birds. The muscle coordination is controlled by a specialized region of the brain, expressed with a marker gene called parvalbumin (PV).

To get with the beat and read the rest, fly over to "Nature's Drummer."