Animals’ instincts—revelation of the wisdom of the Greatest Creator
That roosters can crow, bees can build honeycombs, chicks can break egg shells, and migratory birds can migrate doest not mean that these animals possess very great wisdom or are good at learning and summarizing experiences. Their instincts are the revelation of the Greatest Creator that has created them.
Besides the above examples of instincts, there are many other instances. Termites can build air-conditioned nests; many fishes can discharge electricity, an American eel can discharge electricity of 880 volts; fireflies can produce light, dragonflies can rise vertically or make designed fly in the air. Turtles can lay their eggs in the warm sand for them to hatch, to protect themselves; chameleons can change the colors of their bodies at will, and bats can locate food via sonar in pitch darkness. Mollusks like snails have a tough “home” to protect themselves. Now let’s have a look at the birds’ skill in nest building. An African weaver bird, in particular, can select soft twigs and grass to build an “apartment” that holds snakes at bay and keeps water from leaking in. Silkworms can spin silk, spiders can weave webs, and homing pigeons can locate their own nests. The ants are capable of well-organized and well-planned collective activities. Worms can restore itself if one part of their bodies are cut off. The military dogs have extremely sensitive olfactions. All these are the embodiment of animals’ instincts, which are not results of millions of years of evolution but have existed the very moment the animals appear on the earth.
If we attribute the instincts of animals to the wisdom and talents of animals without looking for their creator behind them, then it is as if we are seeing planes flying in the sky and marvel at the wisdom and cleverness of the plane neglecting the wisdom and talents of the manufacturer of the plane.
Why don’t we say that alarm clocks are wise and clever in keeping good time and giving correct time? Why don’t we say that inductive missiles possess wisdom? Why don’t we say that the computers are incomparably wise and intelligent while they can search millions of pieces related information in a few microseconds? Why don’t we say that robots, radios, televisions, and video cameras are clever and smart?
Because we know that they don’t possess wisdom and talents themselves but only reflect the wisdom and talents of their creators behind them.
Then why don’t we attribute the instincts of animals and plants to the Greatest Creator that makes them?
Millions of scientists all over the world are racking their brains and investing a huge amount of manpower and money to explore the talent and wisdom of animals and plants. Have they found the root of the question? I can say for sure that if we don’t look through the phenomena and investigate the power behind them, we will be seeing only the moon reflected in the water instead of seeing the real one hanging in the sky, and we will remain completely ignorant even if we are given another hundred thousands of years.
When seeing a robot at work, a dog may think that the robot must be extremely intelligent and wise. The reason is that the dog does not know that the robot is made by man. Then why do we think that the weaver bird is unfathomably clever when seeing it build nests on a branch? Are we different from dogs in thinking?