The hummingbirds which remember where they took their nectar

hummng-backThe hummingbirds’ heart beats approximately 1,000 times per minute normally, while during heavy activity, it beats 1,200 times per minute. Because of their extremely high metabolisms, these birds consume an extraordinary amount of energy. They were created with special feeding methods using which they supply themselves with energy.

The hummingbirds’ primary nutrition source is the nectar of flowers. While feeding, they stand in place, quite differently from other birds. Clapping their airfoils at least sixty times per second in a figure-eight configuration, they hover in the air and they take in nectar from the flower without moving their bodies.

Professor Andrew Hurley, who conducts studies as a life sciences behavioural ecologist at Canada’s Letbridge University, and has done extensive research on hummingbirds, discovered a very important property necessary for this being’s survival. His study was published in the magazine, “Journal of Current Biology”.

“’A hummingbird can compensate for the energy which it consumes very fast in the same way. Its alimentation time… in close relationship has great importance in this success. While feeding, it is very important not to lose time and energy by tending to flowers without nectar.’”

Allah (swt) has created a miraculous specialty for hummingbirds’ vital needs. These tiny birds, which in some cases are little bigger than a finger tip remember when and from which flowers they took nectar. English and Canadian scientists arrived at this conclusion by analyzing three male hummingbirds alimentation time from eight artificial flowers in Canada’s Rocheuses Mountains. Nectar was pulled from eight artificial flowers by the hummingbirds under observation, followed by a ten minute break, and nectar was pulled from the other four artificial flowers followed by a twenty minute break. It was observed that the hummingbirds which had pulled nectar followed by a ten minute break returned ten minutes later and those who had pulled nectar followed by a twenty minute break returned twenty minutes later.

 These tiny birds, which in some cases are little bigger than a finger tip remember when and from which flowers they took nectar.

These beings, which are bound to take nourishment in order to obviate their high energy requirements, do so without spending unnecessary time and effort by means of their excellent memory which Allah (swt) bestowed upon them as a great blessing. Although, they take nectar from hundreds of flowers, they remember which flowers they visited, and they do not burden the same flower again. After an interval of time later, the flowers refresh their nectar. It is very important for hummingbirds not to lose time by visiting dried flowers. It is more efficient to remember which flowers have more nectar than other flowers.

Prof. Hurley determined that hummingbirds learn how long it takes for the flowers to replenish their nectar, and thus, never go back to a dried flower. His research brought to light that these birds have the ability to remember the replenishment timing of at least eight flowers. Hurly commented: “Hummingbirds act as they have eight different stopping places in their brains.” (Hurly’s Hummingbird Research Makes Headlines)

Prof. Hurley, who encountered this remarkable memory performance of the hummingbird, decided to conduct a similar research among his class students. As a result of this research he commented that “Instead of nectar, I gave them sugar. Although my students’ brains are 7, 000 times bigger in comparison to a hummingbird, they could not duplicate the same performance as this small bird and they had difficulty in remembering the minutes of giving sugar. (Hurly’s Hummingbird Research Makes Headlines)

This tiny bird which weighs only three grams, and has a brain 7,000 times smaller than that of a human being, is nonetheless capable of remembering the nectar replenishment times of about to eight different flowers; how can this tiny creature remember something which has been demonstrated to cause difficulties for adult humans? Evolutionists cannot answer these kinds of questions with claims of “mutations”.

After all, it is a bird, capable of the conscious recognition that it will die if it uses its energy in a fruitless search for food in order to sustain its high metabolism? And can it then decide to improve its memory as a necessary solution to its problem? How does this tiny bird know exactly how long it takes for a flower to refill its supply of nectar, and furthermore, how does it know exactly which flower to return to and remember its flight pattern back to that flower? How does it differentiate between the different flowers?

The evolutionists, who claim that life arose due to circumstance and mutation, cannot answer these questions. The only answer to these questions is that the hummingbird acts with the inspiration provided to it by our Lord, Almighty Allah (swt)

The evolutionists, who claim that life arose due to circumstance and mutation, cannot answer these questions. The only answer to these questions is that the hummingbird acts with the inspiration provided to it by our Lord, Almighty Allah (swt), Who created all things flawlessly. It is Allah (swt) Who created the hummingbird, and the hummingbird acts with His inspiration in order to live; Allah (swt) has created all the conditions for all living things by which they may not only continue to survive, but thrive. It is Allah (swt) Who gave to the hummingbird the ability to remember when and to which flowers it should return to, and it is our Almighty Lord Who alone possesses the infinite power to create all things in their perfection. Allah (swt) gives life to all things, and sustains all things, from the universe itself, to all the human beings who have ever lived or will live until the Day of Judgement, from the plants, to the tiny hummingbird, in which we can surely see a Sign of His omniscience and omnipotence.

Allah (swt) declared in the Quran that,

“And no (moving) living creature is there on earth but its provision is due from Allah. And He knows its dwelling place and its deposit (in the uterus, grave, etc.) All is in a Clear Book (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz – the Book of Decrees with Allah).” (Surah Hud 11:6)

Allah (swt) inspires the hummingbirds as to how, when, and from where it will take its sustenance. He creates all the living beings that are on the Earth and in the sky in each moment. Every breath is taken by His permission. He knows every vital process in every living being’s bodies because it is He Who Himself created those processes. All the living beings act at the direction and inspiration of Almighty Allah (swt).

“I put my trust in Allah, my Lord and your Lord! There is not a moving (living) creature but He has grasp of its forelock. Verily, my Lord is on the Straight Path (the truth).” (Surah Hud 11:56)

The Flawless Harmony between Eyes and Ears

eyeThe vision system that we have is immeasurably superior to the display technologies designed by experts in several techniques. This system has a characteristic which the advanced technology cannot imitate; even if we turn our head very fast, the clarity and the quality doesn’t change. Also under normal circumstances, every time we move our head, we would have seen images sliding or unable to focus on a certain point, just like the images taken with an amateur camera. But we never come across such an image because no matter which direction we turn our head to, our eyes automatically move to the opposite direction to balance the vision. If we had to turn our eyes every time when we move our head to look at the same point, it would have been very difficult and there would be much disorder. But this never happens, and the visual process can be completed perfectly; thanks to the flawless details in this automatic tuning system. Allah’s (swt) endless Wisdom is revealed in a verse from the Quran that states:

This system has a characteristic which the advanced technology cannot imitate; even if we turn our head very fast, the clarity and the quality doesn’t change.

“And whatever of blessings and good things you have, it is from Allah. Then, when harm touches you, unto Him you cry aloud for help.” (An-Nahl 16:53)

The scientific name of this reflex which coordinates our vision like an automatic camera system is the Vestibulo-ocular reflex. But this reflex doesn’t do its duty only with our eyes. Our eyes have a very important and secret supporter to run this reflex: Our ears; the perfect system of the ear that controls the head’s turning movements

The structures named “the semi-circular canals” in our ears are miracles of creation with the duty they carry out.There are 3-three semi-circular canals and they are combined with each other perpendicularly. Each of these three canals is created specially by Almighty Allah (swt) for the 3-three types of turning movements that we do with our head.On the tips of these canals, there is a part called the “ampulla” which contains ciliated cells.

As one of the countless signs of the Superior Wisdom of Almighty Allah (swt), these little ciliated cells perceive all the turning movements of our head and transmit this to the brain as an electrical signal.

How does this miracle happen?

In the semi-circular canals, there is a special liquid called “endolymph”. When a bucket full of water is turned, the buckets prevent the water from pouring for a while. Similarly, the liquid inside the ear canal doesn’t move immediately. As a result, the liquid bends the cilia. This mechanical potency is turned into an electrical signal as another miracle of creation. But an interesting situation comes into question here; even if the head doesn’t turn in any direction, the cilia moves to either the right side or to the left side. By this movement, frequent or rare electrical signals are produced periodically.

The structures named “the semi-circular canals” in our ears are miracles of creation with the duty they carry out.There are 3-three semi-circular canals and they are combined with each other perpendicularly. Each of these three canals is created specially by Almighty Allah (swt) for the 3-three types of turning movements that we do with our head.

What makes our eyes Superior than the cameras?

Almighty Allah (swt) has given each eye 6-six little motors for this perfect camera system to work. These little motors are the muscles that turn the eye to six different directions. When we want to turn our eye in any direction, the brain commands these little motors and they move our eye as we like.

There is no doubt that…

There is a request inside us to turn our head.

According to our demand, a command comes from our brain.

These commands are sent to where they should go by electric impulses.

After that, these electrical signals can move the muscles as we like.

These are the details that should be considered.

Through an ordinary day, you would never recognize these details about the movements of your eyes. And you don’t make an extra effort for these details to happen. However, this luxurious and matchless camera system works perfectly as you need.This miracle has only one explanation; this system can work only by the Superior Wisdom of Almighty Allah (swt), The Lord of the Worlds.

“He is Allah, the Creator, the Inventor of all things, the Bestower of forms…” (Al-Hashr 59:24)

For the perfect harmony between the eyes and the ears to work flawlessly in this system and the layers that form this system; every part of the system should exist at the same time. Eyes and ears are created as a whole by Allah (swt).

“Say (O Muhammad (sa) ): Tell me or inform me (what) do you think about your (so-called) partner-gods to whom you call upon besides Allah, show me, what they have created of the earth? Or have they any share in the heavens? Or have We given them a Book, so that they act on clear proof there from? Nay, the Zalimun (polytheists and wrong-doers, etc.) promise one another nothing but delusions.” (Fatir 35:40)

The cooperation of the eyes and ears

Besides the different systems that the eyes and the ear have, it is another important subject that these perfect signs of creation come together and form perfect vision. For example, when you turn your head to the left, the signal coming from the semicircular canal on the left side moves to the eyes through two nerve bunches. One of these goes to the right eye, and the other one goes to the left eye. The nerve bunch which goes to the right eye goes to one of the six muscles on the right eye; in other words it goes to the right muscle of the right eye. The nerve bunch which goes to the left eye goes to the muscle on the right side of the left eye. The interesting part here is this; these muscles are formed from different muscles for the two eyes but both of them do the same job and both of them work to turn the eye to the right. Finally the electrical signals are turned into action and perfect vision is provided.

If the eyes and the ears were formed as a result of coincidences, how could they be in such harmony? Which coincidence can form such a perfect mechanism that can evaluate millions of different codes in a second and combine them with each other?

Evolutionists cannot explain the harmony between eyes and ears

It is a very fine-tuned process that the eyes which are independent of each other form one vision, and while doing this a third dimension is added to the two dimensional vision.

If the eyes and the ears were formed as a result of coincidences, how could they be in such harmony? Which coincidence can form such a perfect mechanism that can evaluate millions of different codes in a second and combine them with each other? If there was a lack of harmony between the eyes and the ears, then the signals would be mixed and there would only be a confused vision. But such a chaos never happens. The organs created in harmony, send signals to the brain which too is in great harmony – evaluates these signals. And as a result of this, a perfect vision is provided. There is no way to explain the existence of this amazing system by coincidences. This system has come into being by the flawless creation of Almighty Allah (swt). In a verse of the Quran, this miraculous creation of our Lord is revealed as follows:

“Who has created the seven heavens one above another, you can see no fault in the creations of the Most Beneficent. Then look again: “Can you see any rifts?”(Al-Mulk 67:3)