For Young Paleontologists Scorpions - Another Puncturing of the Theory of Evolution -- By: Ronald Knisley

Journal: Bible and Spade (Second Run)
Volume: BSPADE 16:1 (Winter 2003)
Article: For Young Paleontologists Scorpions - Another Puncturing of the Theory of Evolution
Author: Ronald Knisley


For Young Paleontologists
Scorpions - Another Puncturing of the Theory of Evolution

Ronald Knisley

Scorpions are in the news now because of the release of the movie Scorpion King. Based loosely on history, this movie is about one of the first Pharaohs in Egypt. In the movie, warlord Memnon puts the venom or poison of a scorpion on an arrowhead and tells an assassin to use it to kill the hero Mathayus. In true Hollywood fashion, the venom does not kill the hero. Instead it gives him the power to defeat the villain.

Scorpions have always interested many people. They look odd. Like a tiny lobster, they have bulging eyes, pincers, long feelers, and 18 segments in their hard shell body. Other than size, the main difference between the scorpion and the lobster is the scorpion’s strange tail. It curves up and forward, ending in a poisonous stinger.

There are approximately 1500 species of scorpions in the world, but only about 25 have lethal or deadly venom. Many scorpions are desert dwellers. In the United States, most live in the southwestern deserts. Some people keep scorpions as pets. There is even a website to help owners with their care and feeding.

There are approximately 1300 species of scorpions worldwide. 25 of these species are fatal to humans.

Bible writers did not consider the scorpion a pet. In the Old Testament, scorpions are the punishment given to the Israelites for their sins (Dt 8:15; 1 Kgs 12; 11, 14; 2 Chr 10:11, 14; and Ez 2:6). In the New Testament, Jesus promises that He will give Christians “the power to tread on snakes and scorpions” (Lk 10:19). This meant that He would give Christians power over evil. Then in the final days, demons come out of the bottom less pit, and they have the power to sting like scorpions (Rev 9:3, 10).

The purpose of this article is to show the truth of creation and to point out erroneous facts in the theory of evolution. I have already discussed how sharks provide an excellent example of this truth in the article “Sharks Puncture the Theory of Punctuated Equilibrium” (Bible and Spade, Spring 2002, Page 55). Punctuated equilibrium is the theory that evolution on earth happened in sudden bursts that created new...

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