The crowing of roosters
Since I lived in the countryside when I was young, I remembered very well about the rooster’s crowing. Especially when I had to start out early, my diligent and kind mother would judge the time of day by rooster’s crowing, prepare breakfast and solid food in advance, and then wake me up.
The roosters crow three times each night at regular time intervals. The first crowing is at about half past three in the early morning, the second approximately at half past four, and the last around the dawn (excuse me, the time of crowing may not be accurate because I have been away from my hometown for more than two decades and I am now living in an area where no crowing of roosters can be heard).
Some people say that roosters’ crowing is to tell other roosters, “This is my territory and do not come in”.
Some say that roosters crow to attract hens.
I would say that roosters crow to tell people the time.
Prior to industrial civilization, man did not have clocks and watches. For survival, man had to know the time of the night. For example, two or more people were on a hunting trip and set the second crowing as the time to get up. Or a group of people were to complete certain task together and set the third crowing as the time to gather in the end of the village.
Roosters’ crowing is involuntary. It is a conditioned reflex or induction of its biological clock in its body against the stimulation of the magnetic wave of the magnetic field when the earth rotates to a certain angle. The rooster is not aware its crowing is to tell people the time of a day and serve the people, just like us humans who are living on the earth and are not aware that we are serving the Greatest Creator.
The rooster cannot realize the meaning of its crowing late at night, but the “man” who creates the rooster is well aware of the meaning. In the universe there is no sound that does not have a purpose. The “man” that creates rooster does so for the convenience of human’s survival and thus has created this miracle.
If the roosters can realize the purpose of their crowing, they will stop doing so when they see that many of their friends and relatives have been killed by mankind. If the crowing is to warn others of their own species not to violate their territory, they will not do so late at night, thinking to themselves, “Who will come to invade my territory in such late hours? I’d better conserve my energy and strength till tomorrow and fight off whoever has the nerve to invade my territory”. If the crowing is to attract more hens, the rooster certainly knows that hens will be busy laying eggs and taking care of chicks during the day so they will not pay any attention to him. It would be better if he takes a good rest now and keep his energy for the romances with his wives and “concubines” and mistresses.
Therefore, the rooster’s crowing is only automatic behavior, but the rooster’s unintentional crowing is to serve the conscious purposes. Then who designed this purpose?
Who but the Greatest Creator?