067: God and the World of Insects w/ Josh Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Braness (Part 2)

Dec 6, 2018 | Creation, Podcast

Perhaps there is no one more qualified than Josh Shoemaker and Dr. Gary Braness, with advanced degrees and certifications in apologetics, chemistry, and entomology (the study of insects) to shed light on the largely unexplored territory of God and the world of insects.

Insects are really an amazing part of God’s creation.

And though our childhood fascination with them usually begins to wain as we grow older, these two motivated Christian entomologists are calling for us to leave behind our entomological apathy and once again embrace a spirit of wonder and excitement about this, one of the “smallest”—and yet most expansive—facets of God’s world.

Their new book, aptly titled God and the World of Insects, takes the reader on an exciting journey.

Filled with information covering the theological, the entomological, the philosophical, and even the environmental, God and the World of Insects offers stunning new insight—using the latest available scientific research—into the incredible design of these creatures.

In part two of our two part discussion, we discuss the irreducibly complex process of metamorphosis, ants and their navigational prowess, God’s purposes for insects, and much, much more.

Don’t miss it!

In this lesson, you’ll learn:

  1. How God uses the incredible process of butterfly metamorphosis to completely rewrite the biological code of a caterpillar.
  2. How ants—apparently, one of God’s choice creatures (see Proverbs 6:6)—are helping transform how entire cities route their traffic.
  3. About the incredible sophistication of bees and their foraging habits, and how bees communicate using a language (arguably second only to human language) to teach other bees how to find food.
  4. God’s four purposes for insects, how he uses them to accomplish his will, and how we can better serve God as their caretaker.

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