Daily Devotional – November 2
A bee has a brain so small you’d need a magnifying glass to see it. This brain, made up of one million neurons (a tiny fraction the size of a human brain) allows this insect to fly, navigate, and pass complex information to other bees.1 Princeton University researchers found bees to be stunningly intelligent.
These researchers wanted to see if bees could find their food source if the food was moved increasingly farther away from the hive. First, the researchers moved their prime food source 150 feet away from the hive. The bees found the food in less than one minute. Next, they moved the food source another 150 feet away in the same direction. Again, the bees took less than a minute to find the food source. They did this two more times, moving it precisely 150 feet each time until it was 600 feet away. Each time, the bees rapidly located the food. But then the astounding happened. While researchers were studying the bees, the bees were studying the researchers!
When the researchers moved the food a fifth time to a location 750 feet away from the hive, they found the bees already at the new location waiting for them! The bees saw the pattern, calculated the next move, anticipated the actions of the researchers, and beat them to the new location!2 Evolutionists believe intelligence evolved by accident and chance over millions of years. The ability of bees to learn quickly, actually shows the hand of the Creator, not accident and chance.
Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O Lord; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
~ Jeremiah 10:6
Source: "Pearls in Paradise" by authors Bruce Malone and Jule Von Vett
References for this devotional.