Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Isn't evolution wonderful? Freezing North American Wood Frog


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9 comments:

Jeremiah Halstead said...

yep... there it is. The proof of evolution.

When that guy asked "why" and the other said "I don't know" I thought "God did this so you would see His glory"

Scooter said...

At about 1:12 the scientist sums up the entire video, "It's amazing. I still can't get over it."

How God build some of his creatures with these abilities is awe inspiring.

Al said...

Evolution... Where chaos produces "elegance" and the unguided hand of chance overturns the laws of thermodynamics.

Being wrong about something important is sad, being willfully wrong about something important is wicked.

al sends

Penn Tomassetti said...

That was amazing!
All creation proclaims God's glory!

Magister Stevenson said...

Amazing isn't even quite the word for it. Awe-inspiring, perhaps. That God would both have such knowledge and power to accomplish such a feat, and that is it but a minor thing in the even greater world around it.

Susan said...

As I watched this amazing little frog, a rather macabre thought entered my mind: It's a relief that the whole chicken that we buy from the supermarket isn't able to freeze/thaw itself like this critter. I can't even imagine the pandemonium that would ensue in the kitchen if that were so...okay, don't mind me....

DJP said...

LOL, Susan! Thanks for the first laugh of the day!

Bernd said...

Here's how wood frogs do it.

http://www.naturenorth.com/winter/frozen/frozen3.html

Herding Grasshoppers said...

We're catching up on your older posts from when we were gone...

The boys are marveling at this. Just how - evolutionally thinking - does this evolve? I mean, how does the trial and error process work? Because, you know...

DEAD THINGS DON'T EVOLVE.

Amazing. Especially the part about the inside of the animal thawing first. How does that work?!?! Only God.

Julie and the Grasshoppers