But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:…Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? (Job 12:7, 9)
Here are some excerpts from the Fit for Flight article by Brian Thomas, at the Institute for Creation Research. It is in the August Acts and Facts. To see the whole article, Click Here.
“Birds, for example, were clearly designed for flight and were not formed by any purposeless natural process. The ancient book of Job stated as much: Job 12:7, 9 – above)
- Some of the required parts for flying birds are visible from the outside, such as wings and an aerodynamic body shape. Other characteristics are less obvious, but equally important.
- Anything that flies must have a specific power-to-weight ratio.
- A bird’s center of mass is toward the front, in between its wings.
- A small but crucial feature on many birds is the alula feather.
- There are many more specific, required features, like retractable landing gear and horizontal stabilizers, not to mention damage repair mechanisms.”