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Evolution of the Bee Society

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One of the great mysteries in evolutionary theory is explaining how solitary individuals of an insect species first banded together to divide their labor and their reproductive tasks so as to produce highly complex societies. A team of evolutionists studied a species of Australian bees and discovered that individuals within a particular colony are motivated to sustain the social structures. They failed, however, to uncover any evidence for how such a complicated social structure could possibly arise under natural conditions alone. The only feasible explanation for the origin of such advanced social structures is that a Being far more intelligent than the bees or the mechanisms of natural biological evolution must have planned and organized the social structures.

Philipp Langer, Katja Hogendoorn, and Laurent Keller, “Tug-Of-War Over Reproduction in a Social Bee,” Nature, 428 (2004), pp. 844-847. cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nature/journal/v428/n6985/abs/nature02431_fs.html.

Subjects: Life Design

Dr. Hugh Ross

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