Mammals that Lay Eggs

Hi, Mr. Nature here again!

This cute little animal trundling along is a spiny anteater, or echidna–and along with the more famous duck-billed platypus, it’s one of only a very few mammals that… well, lay eggs!

It’s warm-blooded, but not as warm-blooded as regular mammals. It feeds its babies (when they hatch) on breast milk; but it doesn’t have proper nipples. We begin to wonder if these really are mammals, after all.

Ignore the Darwinian fairy tale that comes packaged with this video. If it weren’t for the intense politics involved, Darwinism would’ve bitten the dust quite a while ago. We can’t help wanting to gain a better understanding of the world and how it works, so scientific theories come and go–except for the ones that get a political constituency.

But the echidnas and the platypuses know nothing of politics or scientific theories. They are as God created them, and so are we–complete with our God-given urge to always try to find out more.

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2 responses to “Mammals that Lay Eggs

  • UnKnowable

    Taxonomy, as it exits today, is greatly influenced by evolution and conclusions are expected to comply with the theory of evolution. The first taxonomist spoke with God daily and had a much better foundation of information when he named the animals.

    The unique wildlife of Australia is fascinating and seems to rely upon a lack of predators in order to work. Whatever the reasons for this, it sure seems to work and some amazing creatures are preserved.

    • leeduigon

      Australia’s lack of predators wasn’t always so. See Thylacoleo (“marsupial lion”) and Megalania (monitor lizard twice the size of a big Komodo dragon). Now them’s what I call predators!

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