The Fact Of Creation
Don’t you see that everyone in the heavens and everyone on the Earth prostrates to God, and the sun and moon and stars and the mountains, trees and beasts and many of humanity? . . .
(Surat al-Hajj: 18)
Throughout this book, we have examined a great many features of honeybees and answered the question of how the bees’ perfect systems, their intelligent behavior, and such abilities as calculation, planning and construction came into being. We have also shown in some detail how the mechanisms proposed by evolutionists are invalid by citing examples from the life cycle of bees and the mechanisms they possess. Most important of all, a truth has again been revealed that everyone who uses common sense can clearly see.
In order to perceive this truth, let us try to find the answer to the question of how the first bee lived. Let us also see that it is impossible for evolutionists to provide a consistent answer on this subject.
As we know, evolutionists maintain that all living things are descended from one single ancestor as the result of chance. In fact, this claim has totally collapsed. (For details see the appendix “The Deception of Evolution”.) However, let us for the moment assume that the first bee did in fact come into existence by chance. In order for this bee’s line to survive there must have been a female—or to be more accurate, a queen. Yet the queen is unable to find her own food; as we know, the workers feed her with special royal jelly. That is the only way her ability to lay eggs comes about. That being so, any queen that’s unable to feed herself or lay eggs will be unable to continue her line. Moreover, a queen by herself is not enough, she also needs a male to fertilize her.
In the same way, let us also assume that a queen bee and a male came into existence by chance—the chances of which are, in fact, zero. Imagine that the queen starts laying eggs after being fertilized. But the queen cannot make honeycombs, since she lacks that particular ability. She cannot lay her eggs just anywhere, because the larvae that hatch out cannot survive unprotected. Neither can the queen provide food for the larval bees, since she is unable to leave her nest to gather pollen or nectar and lacks the organs with which honey is generated. It is thus inevitable that the larvae will die soon after they hatch.
He [God] is Lord of the heavens and the earth and everything in between them, so worship Him and persevere in His worship. Do you know of any other with His Name? (Surah Maryam: 65)
In conclusion, it is evidently quite impossible for a honeybee to come into being by chance and then to survive. That being the case, evolutionary scenarios based on chance have absolutely no validity. In other words, the characteristics of only one single living thing are enough to invalidate the theory of evolution. Merely the examples cited above definitely demonstrate that all three castes of honeybees—the workers that are capable of performing so many tasks, the queen who ensures the continuation of the breed, and the drones who fertilize her—all appeared in a single moment. The only explanation for all of them appearing at once is the fact that they were created by God. The manifest truth is this: Like all other living things, God created honeybees together with all the attributes they possess. He has also placed them at the service of human beings by giving them the ability to manufacture far more honey than they require to meet their own needs.
From all the facts throughout this book, anyone possessed of reason and a conscience must draw this conclusion: God has infinite love and compassion for His servants. He is the sole Lord of all creatures and everything in the heavens and Earth. Every feature possessed by living things is a manifestation of His infinite wisdom and might.
All praise belongs to God, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the Earth, Lord of all the worlds. All greatness belongs to Him in the heavens and earth. He is the Almighty, the All-Wise. (Surat al-Jathiyya: 36-37)