by Terri Kammerzell
Truth of Genesis Ministry Partner
I chose this special Thanksgiving-Eve edition of my weekly blog based on the fact that it is also the 80th anniversary of the first appearance of the “Woody Woodpecker” cartoon character. Designed by Alex Lovy and voiced by Mel Blanc, Woody was a side character, pestering a father-son panda duo in the cartoon titled Knock Knock.
Over the years, this little cartoon character evolved into a well-known star of his own right, with new voice talent and even his own theme song and catch phrases. “Evolve” in this case means that he changed and adapted over time—with help—to match his surroundings and audience base. Nobody would ever try to suggest that he spontaneously came to be without the thoughtfulness of a creative designer.
But what about real woodpeckers? Is there any evidence to suggest they had a creative Designer as well?
What is one amazing feature of the woodpecker?
Woodpeckers have long sticky tongues to pull bugs out of trees.
Although I have multiple resources to learn more about the woodpecker on my website, my hands-down favorite is to listen to Dr. Jobe Martin from Biblical Discipleship Ministries talk about the woodpecker in volume 1 of his series Incredible Creatures that Defy Evolution. You can purchase that DVD here, or even watch it on Prime Video.
Here are some additional amazing features to know about woodpeckers:
Don’t just take my word for it! Visit YouFormedMe.com/animals/woodpecker.html to read, watch, and listen to supporting research and commentary from scientists, doctors, theologians, and more!
This blog is from a special series of “Creation Fun Facts” by Terri Kammerzell, starting from June 10, 2020. Read the introduction at TruthOfGenesis.com/blogs/building-a-biblical-defense-of-creation.