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Kid’s Lesson

by Anonymous  

Hi! My name is Matt and this is my sister Laura. We grew up around the Creation Evidence Museum. Our dinosaur friends name is Muncher. This page will teach you about many of the things we have learned about how God created the world. Join us as we explore God's creation!

Hey Matt, have you ever thought about all the different ways God created insects to protect themselves? I just read a story about a special insect called a bombardier beetle.

One day a hungry frog was hopping along looking for lunch when he spotted an unsuspecting beetle chewing on a leaf.

Quietly, the frog sneaked up behind him getting ready to eat him. But the beetle wasn't as unsuspecting as the frog had thought. Suddenly, the beetle squirted a stream of steaming hot liquid at the frog, leaving him stunned and burned.

This is how a bombardier beetle protects itself. It uses a special chemistry set designed into its body to store and mix two certain chemicals.

These two chemicals, hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide, undergo a special chemical reaction that produces a highly irritating liquid heated to the boiling point of water. The hydroquinone in the bombardier beetle's body is a common chemical found in many insects. The hydrogen peroxide is just like the hydrogen peroxide you might buy at the drug store.

A bombardier beetle has two unique chambers that keep these two chemicals separate. The bombardier beetle also makes another chemical, called an inhibitor, which it mixes withthe hydroquinone and hydrogen peroxide to keep them from reacting while they're still in the beetle's body.

When the bombardier beetle feels threatened or gets ready to shoot, it forces the two chemicals into another chamber in its body known as the combustion chamber.

This is where one last chemical called a catalyst is added just before the bombardier beetle shoots its enemy. The catalyst has a very important job. It causes the inhibitor to go away so the hydroquinone and the hydrogen peroxide can react, get hot, and explode. The whole process is very quick, and makes a loud popping noise when the beetle shoots.

Evolution teaches that the bombardier beetle evolved over millions of years. But if the bombardier beetle did evolve, how did it learn to make the special chemicals, inhibitor, catalyst, and chambers used in protecting itself. Evolutionists can't explain what would have caused a normal beetle to evolve into a bombardier beetle, or how it would have learned to use its new defense system even if it had evolved.

That is why the bombardier beetle is an excellent example of design and creation. Only God could have created the bombardier beetle with all its parts and the knowledge of how to use them.