Is there any evidence that butterflies evolved?
There is no evidence in the fossil record. Fossils show no hint of butterfly evolution.
The earliest butterfly fossils, purportedly 200 million years old, are butterfly wings and scales like those of butterflies today.
Evolutionary biologist and butterfly scientist Phil Schappert says,
“Much of the evolutionary history of the butterfly is sheer speculation anchored by inferences made from infrequent observations of other insects in the fossil record.”
(Phil Schappert, A World for Butterflies: Their Lives, Behavior, and Future, 2000, p. 50. Emphasis added.)
Monarch navigation and metamorphosis are deep mysteries. Man cannot design navigational equipment with the same degree of miniaturization and accuracy.
Is it reasonable to think such a marvel could have evolved? Monarchs are compelling evidence of the Creator’s handiwork.
Read the prequels in this series on Monarch Butterflies and their significance for the creation/evolution controversy:
1. Insect GPS
2. Monarch Butterflies
3. Caterpillar or Butterfly—Which Was First?
4. Monarch Caterpillars
5. Morphing Monarchs
6. Changing Chrysalis
7. Emerging Monarchs
8. Butterfly vs. Caterpillar
9. Migrating Monarchs
10. Navigating Monarchs
11. Monarchs on Noah’s Ark?
12. Monarch or Viceroy?
Read the sequel:
14. Butterfly or Moth?
Soli Deo Gloria.
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Monday February 15, 2010 A.D.
Read my February 2010 Bible-Science column
Manhood and Monogamy.
And Yahweh made the beasts of the earth after their kind, and the cattle after their kind, and everything that creeps on the ground after its kind; and Yahweh saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:25)