Good afternoon all you fine people out there!
And how have you been? Excellent I hope and pray! I’m having a tough time with my health (as usual), but other than that, I’m singing praises to the Lord! What a joy to be able to do so though it might be a trade off for the patience of the people around me, ha ha!
Speaking of trades, the following is an amazing discovery. You know, I just love it that us humans keep discovering new things about our natural world. And each new discovery, believe it or not, points right back to a Creator! Listen to this…
Fungi are considered on the evolutionary tree as being pretty
near the bottom of development/being evolved. In other words, they are considered a lower life form. But are they? Check this out!
|FUNGI, WKIPEDEA COMMONS|
Online NewScientist, The Daily Newsletter, released an article June 6th, 2019 titled; Brainless fungi trade resources with plants like a stock market, by Daniel Cossins. Now, it’s a well know fact that plants and fungi can have many types of symbiotic relationships in which the trading of resources is mutually
|COURTESY OF ANSWERS IN GENESIS|
Around the world, “the roots of most land plants are colonized by arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which comprise elaborate networks of fine white filaments. The fungi provide plants with phosphorus and receive carbon in return. A single fungal network can be connected to many plants, and vice versa, meaning the two parties can switch between trading partners and there is plenty of scope of wheeling and dealing.Toby Kiers, an evolutionary biologist at the Free University of Amsterdam in The Netherlands has previously shown that fungi tend to avoid trading with plants growing in the shade. She has even caught them hoarding phosphorus to inflate the amount of
carbon they get in return…This suggests the fungus shifts its resources to the side of the root bundle where resources are scare. ‘Here, demand is higher, and the plant is potentially willing to pay more,’ says Kiers. It’s a classic trading strategy – buy low, sell high.”1
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ANSWERS IN GENESIS
David Johnson, a soil ecologist at the University of Manchester, UK, was not surprised at this fascinating ability that fungi possess. But the big mystery is “how fungi coordinate trading strategies in the absence of cognition (a brain). This new fluorescent tracking technique should help,
says Johnson. ‘They may be able to identify hotspots of activity and look at what the molecules are doing there, compared to places where there is no activity.’”2
|FUNGI HAVE NO BRAIN|
Secular scientists are baffled by such intelligent maneuvering from an organism that has no brain, like a fungi. “Further study is sure to give us clues, but they won’t find an evolutionary origin for such an ability. These fungi were created by God and clearly show his handiwork to all who will take the time to look and consider. No wonder God’s Word says that it’s evident to all that God is Creator, and for those who don’t believe, they are ‘without excuse’ (Romans 1:20)."3 Such astounding “behavior” from a non-
cognizant life form is easily explained by an Intelligent Creator that can “program” such an extraordinarily complex system when He first created them.
The more I study God’s creations, the more I am in awe. And humbled. Until next time, take care and God bless!