Friday, September 25, 2015

Bird Brained

       Today's Creation Moment, requested by Eve: Bird Brained

Ecclesiastes 10:20  “Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter.”
Mankind has been teaching birds to talk for thousands of years. Man has also been using birds to deliver messages for just as long. But new research on the intelligence of birds suggests that they might be more intelligent than we suspect.

Feral pigeon (rock dove) in flightResearchers studying pigeons have learned that they can read all of the letters of the alphabet and they read them in a way similar to people. Scientists became convinced that pigeons see the world in much the same way as we do when they discovered that pigeons tend to confuse the very same letters that people do. What’s more, it took only four months for pigeons to learn to distinguish all the letters of the alphabet. For years, pigeons have been used to spot and reject defective items on assembly lines, where they have better records than human beings.

Based on evolutionary theory, scientists naturally conclude that the recognition of abstract forms such as letters of the alphabet requires the larger brain. But this is an assumption, and we might be reminded of the work of Harvard psychologist B.F. Skinner who made extensive use of learned behavior using pigeons. Brain size has little to do with intelligence. Real science and experience show this and disprove evolutionary views. The only alternative is that it is the Creator who gives His creatures their intelligence.

 This Creation Moment is talking about the Rock Dove, which is also called a Pigeon. Thanks Evie for suggesting this Creation Moment! :D

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Yours truly in the Lord,


  1. This is fascinating! I wonder how they constructed test to figure out that pigeons could distinguish letters of our alphabet?
    I like the creation moments that you have been choosing. I am very interested in all things science related, though, so branching out from biology might be interesting. :)

    1. I'm glad you like them. I'll try to post some relating to science and biology. Thank you for your comment. :)

      Much love in Christ,

  2. Wow! I'm pretty blown away by this. I knew about pigeons carrying messages, but I had no idea they were capable of reading the alphabet and in four months, too... very interesting.

    I love the verse you shared, too. Have a great weekend, my friend... :)


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