All Creatures Great and Small ???

It is interesting that the theists claim that their god created "all creatures great and small." This is an image of a deep sea creature called the humpback angler fish. It is one of the most gruesome, hideous looking, and downright terrifying creatures I have ever seen. It was in the most recent issue of Smithsonian magazine about the bioluminescence of ocean inhabitants. This strange fish has a "fishing pole" attached above it's eyes that moves up and down in front of it's formidable teeth. The lure on the end of the pole is a glowing pulsating dot of light that brings victims to their doom.

It is remarkable that a loving caring god would have an inclination to produce such a dark intimidating figure. The process of evolution could in reality only be responsible for this underwater nightmare.

 

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Tags: anglerfish, creature, humpback

Comment by Simon Paynton on March 12, 2013 at 4:03pm

If you were a male angler-fish, this might look like Mila Kunis. 

Comment by Ray R. on March 12, 2013 at 6:05pm
I will not argue the fact of evolution with ignorant , unevolved , religious barbarian troglodytes , just as I would not argue against a flat Earth or the stork theory of reproduction . I would tend to respect the small mind of an angler fish more than the mind of a religitard lemming .
Comment by Doug Reardon on March 12, 2013 at 6:54pm

Yeah, what Ray said!

Comment by Diane on March 12, 2013 at 8:27pm

Is that the species in which the male bites the female and then becomes attached to her, becoming nothing more than a convenient pair of traveling testicles?  What would a deity need to be smoking to come up with that?  

Comment by _Robert_ on March 12, 2013 at 8:35pm

Ed, I have always been fascinated by deep sea creatures, ever since William BeeBe descended over 3,000 ft and documented it in National Geographic. Every time researchers descend they seem to find undiscovered life forms. But, for male anglers it gets even worse....from wiki...

When he finds a female, he bites into her skin, and releases an enzyme that digests the skin of his mouth and her body, fusing the pair down to the blood-vessel level.[9] The male becomes dependent on the female host for survival, receiving nutrients via their shared circulatory system, and provides sperm to the female in return. This extreme sexual dimorphism ensures that, when the female is ready to spawn, she has a mate immediately available.[10] Multiple males can be incorporated into a single individual female.

Comment by _Robert_ on March 12, 2013 at 8:37pm

Ha, Diane.....you put it better than wiki !!!

Comment by Strega on March 12, 2013 at 8:58pm

wow, there's a case, if ever I heard one, for "Intelligent Design"...

Comment by Diane on March 12, 2013 at 8:58pm

Thanks!  I know more about the anglers than most people would want to!  It's a sickness, I think.

Comment by Gallup's Mirror on March 13, 2013 at 3:24am

Comment by Ed on March 14, 2013 at 1:48pm

@ Strega

Intelligent design, uh huh. It's one of those old mysteries of life as to why this fish is a scene from anyone's worst nightmare.

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