Beaked Whale Adaptation of the Vestigial Tooth Tale by the Guardian and ABC

In May 15th, 2016, the Guardian newspaper[1] and ABC network[2] reported the news of a rare beaked whale. The news made mention of the unusual teeth structure of these whales and claimed -without providing any scientific proof- that these findings are the supposed remnants of the evolutionary process. According to the news, which also featured the claims of the South Australia Museum personnel, the said whale had supposedly vestigial teeth.

This assertion brings to mind the repeatedly refuted ‘vestigial organs’ claims proposed by evolutionists. Evolutionists argue that some organs lose their functions over time and thus some creatures possess redundant organs; in other words, organs they do not use. However, today everyone knows very well that the organs declared vestigial by evolutionist are in fact quite vital and complex. Yet the vestigial organ tale, which has been repeatedly retold in many different forms by Darwinists, is still  kept on the agenda as a byproduct of the lack of knowledge and most of all, the aim to deceive the public.

The issue of beaked whales is another example of this lack of knowledge and the desperate attempts to come up with evidence for the theory of evolution. When the researchers examined the jaw structure of the said beaked whale, underneath a tooth, they found another larger tooth they had never seen before;   they claimed the tooth they had found to be ” possible evidence for evolution rather than a deformity.” Acting merely on presumptions and lacking any scientific ground, these scientists are disregarding the following crucial facts: Firstly, there are tens of discovered whale species. Some of these species have two large teeth, while some have four. Moreover, there are also those who possess rows of teeth among these species. This kind of changes stem from not the evolutionary process, but from genetic diversity among species.

Just as the museum personnel mentioned in the news admitted, there is little information regarding the whale species in question and these whales are rarely encountered. As to why they are rarely seen, is is because this whale species lives in the open oceans and in depths beyond 1,000 meters.

In addition to this, only 5% of the oceans have been surveyed in detail, and the information that could be obtained only on the one-third of these oceans is basic at best. It is thought that there are at least 5,000 fish species yet to be discovered, and at least 150 new fish species are discovered every year;  each marine research results in the discovery of at least 1 new species.[3] [4] [5] In the light of this information, one can realize how limited the knowledge scientists have regarding the marine life. Taking advantage of this lack of information, some evolutionists can present the remains, just as in the case of the teeth of this whale, as a supposed result of the evolutionary process even in the absence of any scientific evidence. If one pays attention in the article published at the Guardian, a rare tooth is introduced as a remnant of the evolutionary process without providing any scientific reason.

When the fossil of another rare marine life form, the Coleacanth, was discovered, similar hypotheses were put forward. The Coleacanth was claimed to be the lost link in the tale of migration from water to land, and it received a great deal of coverage in the press. However, the discovery of this creature by  fishermen in open seas, which was previously believed to be extinct and thus conveniently became the subject of many evolutionary tales, caused a good deal of disappointment among the evolutionists. Consequently, with all its organs and anatomy, the Coleacanth turned out to be a fully developed deep-sea fish. Broadening scientific knowledge and new discoveries further demonstrate God’s art of creation. In spite of this fact, Darwinists insistently resorting to deception and distortion methods is quite baffling.

The Sonar System of Beaked Whales Presented as a proof to evolution by the evolutionists through illogical and unscientific arguments, the beaked whales, in all their attributes, actually lay bare the truth of creation and the highly advanced sonar systems of beaked whales stand as another evidence to this creation. Imitating this particular trait of whales, today  scientists have developed an artificial sonar system to be used on warships and aircrafts.

After diving at least 200 meters under water, beaked whales produce frequent, short ultrasonic sounds focused on a particular direction. Ultrasonic sound waves are emitted in an energy level of at least 20 kHz and approximately at a magnitude of 200 decibels.[6] Furthermore, the whale can determine its depth in the water and activate its sonar system in its hunting area. It interprets the feedback it receives from the sounds it emits and determines its route in the oceans according to this information.

However at this juncture, it would be good to bring an important point to mind. The most advanced sonar systems are operated by specifically trained operators that can interpret the data provided by the device, whereas beaked whales, which are claimed by evolutionists to be primitive, do not ever need such an operator and can employ this sonar flawlessly. Also, it should not be forgotten that neither the beaked whale itself nor an evolutionary process possesses the power and the intelligence to equip the whale’s body with such a magnificent system that emits ultrasonic sounds. The One who equips these creatures with the most convenient swimming systems is our Lord, Almighty God. In one of His verses, God informs of the grace He bestowed upon His creations as follows:

“Do you not know that God is He to Whom the kingdom of the heavens and the earth belongs and that, besides God, you have no protector and no helper?” (Surah al-Baqara, 107)

The Superior Breath Holding Ability of Whales

Another spectacular trait of whales is their ability to hold their breath. Whales use aerobic (oxygenated) respiration. Therefore, they periodically come to the surface of the water to breath. However, the time they spend underwater is far greater than the time they spend on surface. Additionally, it was discovered that they are capable of diving as deep as 1,800 meters. The most modern, state-of-the-art submarines can only dive as deep as 490 meters, and they generally implode at the 730-meter mark due to water pressure. On the other hand,  whales can swim between  the surface  and 1,800 meters deep without experiencing any problems.[7]

During such deep dives, nitrogen in the blood becomes compressed due to elevated pressure. However, once the creature starts to rise back to the surface, nitrogen bubbles occur in the blood leading to nitrogen intoxication. The extraordinary system of whales allows these creatures to store sufficient oxygen even in deep dives that lasts over one hour as well as protects them from nitrogen intoxication.

Beaked Whales Refute Darwin’s Every Claim

Of course, beaked whales’ deep dives, their diver-like ability to protect themselves against depth intoxication, and the exclusive system of their lungs cannot be explained with these words of Darwin; “I can see no difficulty in a race of bears being rendered, by natural selection, more and more aquatic in their structure and habits, with larger and larger mouths till a creature was produced as monstrous as a whale.” (Loren Eiseley, The Immense Journey, Vintage Books, 1958, p. 186) This statement of Darwin, whihc has nothing to do with  scientific facts, is actually a summary of the evolution theory.

No diver can imprint the experiences he has gained in diving to his genes, and ensure this wealth of experience and information to be readily present in his child from the moment of birth; he definitely has to teach his child about them. On the other hand, the offspring of the beaked whales possess all these information from the moment they are born. This is because these creatures did not gain all these information as a result of an evolutionary process;  it is also obvious that mutations, which always produce harmful results, cannot transform a bear into a highly capable diver. It is absolutely impossible for beaked whales to be derived from another life form. Beaked whales came into existence suddenly, already in possession of these attributes, and the fossil findings validate this fact. Furthermore, since the day they appeared, they have continued their existence with the inspiration of Almighty God, without going through any change.

“He is the Originator of the heavens and earth. When He decides on something, He just says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is.” (Surah al-Baqara, 117)

 


[1] https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/15/rare-whale-found-on-australian-beach-believed-to-be-evolutionary-throwback, 10.09.2016
[2] http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-05-15/rare-beaked-whale-washes-up-with-strange-teeth/7414862, 10.09.2016
[3] http://www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/11/15/two-thirds-of-ocean-life-remains-undiscovered, 09.09.2016
[4] http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/facts/exploration.html, 09.09.2016
[5] http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/just-how-little-do-we-know-about-the-ocean-floor/, 09.09.2016
[6] Johnson, Mark, et al. “Beaked whales echolocate on prey.” Proc. R. Soc. Lond. B. Vol. 271. No. Suppl 6. The Royal Society, 2004
[7] Tyack, Peter L., et al. “Extreme diving of beaked whales.” Journal of Experimental Biology 209.21 (2006): 4238-4253.

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