Monday, February 29, 2016

Evolutionary baby dragons

Interesting story popped up today about a creature called an "Olm", it's a blind salamander and lives in caves in Slovenia. The olm is one weird creature, it swims like an eel, has legs and is thought to live for more than 100 years; apparently it only needs to feed once every 10 years and reproduces just once or twice a decade (incredibly slow metabolism). In times gone by these unusual and rare creatures used to wash out of their underground rivers during flash floods and because of their appearance villagers in the region used to think they were baby dragons. A cute story, but the big question for the 29% of people that are still creationists in that country (yes really!) remains, why would their God make such an iconic animal with fully formed eyes that cannot see?

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