by Terri Kammerzell
Truth of Genesis Ministry Partner
Happy “World Lizard Day” to you! As you spend today celebrating, you might like to visit your nearest zoo, animal park, or even aquarium, assuming you can find one open. Otherwise, you might like to look online to read some fun and interesting facts about how God has built special features into different species of these little reptiles.
One that is my favorite is the chuckwalla lizard who lives in the desert. Besides the fact that he has a color-changing feature in his skin and he can expand his body to keep him protected in clefts and crevices of rocks, God has also equipped him with a special desalination factory right inside his nose!
How does a chuckwalla lizard process its over-salty food?
The chuckwalla lizard sneezes salt crystals out of its nose.
His desert diet generally leads to high salt content in his blood, and not enough water to flush it out. But God designed a system for him to reroute his blood into his nose, where the salt is filtered out. Then, as needed, the chuckwalla sneezes out pure salt crystals to get rid of it. Pure salt crystals! How amazing is that?!
Here’s just one more example of irreducible complexity—the all-or-nothing design by a creative Engineer Who blesses us each day.
Don’t just take my word for it! Visit YouFormedMe.com/animals/chuckwalla.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.