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Mr. Nature: The Hummingbird Moth

Jambo, Mr. Nature here–and would you believe it? I have never seen a hummingbird. I’ve never seen a hummingbird moth, either, so I can’t say how much they resemble one another.

But watch this moth. Like  hummingbird, it can fly backwards. I’ve never seen a moth or butterfly do that. It can also hover as it sucks nectar from a flower.

How can two creatures so widely unrelated be so similar to one another? Attributing this to evolution based on blind chance and environmental opportunities seems like a real stretcher to me.

God’s stuff–it does give us a lot to think about.


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