The care provided by the crocodile, a particularly
savage animal, for its offspring is also quite astounding. First, the
crocodile digs a hole for the incubation of its eggs. The temperature of the
hole must never rise above 30ºC. A slight rise in temperature would threaten
the lives of the offspring in the eggs. The crocodile takes care that the
holes in which it places its eggs are located in rather shady places and goes
to extraordinary efforts to keep the eggs at a constant temperature. Some
crocodile species build nests of weeds on cold water. If the temperature of
the nest still rises despite these measures, then the crocodile cools the nest
by sprinkling urea on it.
The time when the eggs hatch is most important, because,
in the event the crocodile failed to hear the noises coming from the nest, the
young would be suffocated. The mother crocodile brings the eggs out and helps
the offspring out of their eggs by using her teeth as tweezers. The crocodile,
with her razor-sharp teeth, avoids the slightest movement likely to injure her
young. The safest place for the newly born is the protective pouch in its
mother’s mouth which is specially designed to shelter half a dozen newly born
The meticulous care and concern a wild animal like the
crocodile shows its offspring is only one of the examples proving the
invalidity of the evolutionist claim of the struggle for life which maintains
that the strong survive while the others are defeated and disappear.
The dolphin is another animal known for its
self-sacrificing behavior. Dolphins raise their offspring with great care from
the moment they are born. As soon as the newborn dolphin is born, it has to go
up to the surface of the water for oxygen. To provide this, the mother dolphin
shows amazingly conscious behavior and, using the tip of her nose, gently
pushes the offspring above the surface of the water.
Just before birth, the movements of the mother dolphin
slow down considerably. For this reason, two other females always accompany
the mother dolphin during birth. Always remaining on either side of the
mother, the assistant dolphins assume the responsibility of protecting her from
possible attacks by sharks that might be attracted by the smell of blood.
How can this instinct, defined by evolutionists as “a
drive observed in animals but not completely understood”, guide animals to
become civil engineers while building their nests, perfect soldiers while
protecting their young or colonies, and turn even the most aggressive species
into compassionate and gentle creatures towards their young?
Indeed, Darwin also had difficulties in answering this
query, which he, himself, put forward. He often left related questions
unanswered too. In his book The Origin of Species, he asks the following
instincts be acquired and modified through natural selection? What shall we
say to so marvelous an instinct as that which leads the bee to make cells,
which have practically anticipated the discoveries of profound mathematicians?
(Charles Darwin, The Origin of Species, p.205)
As seen, Darwin’s doubts on “Natural Selection” are
quite precise. Although Darwin himself confesses that Natural Selection is not
a reasonable explanation, the majority of evolutionists still insist on
adhering to this fallacy.
Yet, every human being who observes nature with clear
consciousness sees that living things are not brutal, tough or uncompassionate
because of the so-called struggle for life. On the contrary, living beings are
self-sacrificing because of the “inspiration” their Creator bestowed upon them.
As expressed in the 68th verse of the 16th
chapter, which says:
“Your Lord revealed to bees…”
“God” the Lord of the heavens and the earth and
everything in between, the Infinitely Compassionate and Oft-Forgiving has
control over all living things. Their instincts, which Darwin was unable to
explain within the scope of evolution, are actually the inspiration given by
God to all living things.
All life in nature is created by God. All living things
come into being by the Will of God and behave in compliance with His
inspiration. The self-sacrificing behavior, kindness and care living beings
display towards their young are merely the reflection of God’s name, the “Compassionate”.
This is revealed in the 7th verse of the 16th chapter:
“Your Lord is All-Gentle, Most Merciful.”
The Prophet himself stated:
“Indeed God specified one portion of His Mercy to
the world, and with that a mother cares for her young, and wild animals and birds
care for each other.” (Saheeh Muslim)