Last night I watched The Blue Planet on the Discovery channel. I find the show fascinating. I wanted to be an oceanographer when I was young.
Last night's episode was about deep sea creatures. No fantasy movie has ever portray any alien as fanciful as these living animals. There in the darkness, far beyond the sunlight of the surface, many of these animals use some form of bioluminescene for hunting or protection from hunters.
The creature filmed I found most fascinating was a shrimp that when fleeing a predator, emitted a burst of bioluminescene which traveled a short distance then exploded into a flash of blue light.
What may have been equally incredible was the fact that the scientists interviewed were absolutely convinced that these creatures, some which were beautiful beyond description and some which were the stuff of nightmares, all came to be via random chance. It takes an immense amount of faith to believe that the vast variety of species grew out of mutated genes. I mean what are the odds that animals would mutate in such a way as to make it possible for them to inhabit these seemingly uninhabitable environments.
I realize I'm bias, but it seems to me it takes less faith to believe that there was some intelligent force at work than to believe it's all random chance. The creatures seen on the program proves to me once again that God's thoughts and ways are higher and deeper than any human being's.