Institute For Creation Research

Amazing Design of Black Widow Web Silk

Evidence for creation is seen in both the sudden origin1 of spiders, as demonstrated in the fossil record, and their amazing design.2 All spiders are created with four pairs of walking legs. Spider fossils are rare. Only about a thousand fossil species have been described worldwide. But they always display their iconic eight legs, remarkably complex eyesight organs and are, as creationists predict, 100% spiders. The Jurassic Period was supposedly 165 million years ago, and yet spider fossils found in Northern China show spiders have evolved very little since then. 3 This is because spiders didn’t evolve from an unknown non-spider ancestor—they evidentially didn’t evolve at all.

Evidence for creation is seen in both the sudden origin of spiders, as demonstrated in the fossil record, and their amazing design. Tweet: Evidence for creation is seen in both the sudden origin of spiders, as demonstrated in the fossil record, and their amazing design.

Amazing Design of Black Widow Web Silk: https://www.icr.org/article/amazing-design-of-black-widow-web-silk/

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Although invertebrate zoologists have known the structure of spider-web fibers and the main sequence of amino acids that make up some spider-silk proteins, current research has further uncovered how black widow spiders (Latrodectus) produce their steel-strength silk webs.4 It’s not a simple process by any means,

Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques, the research team was able to more closely see inside the protein gland where the silk fibers originate, revealing a more complex, hierarchical protein assembly.4

The biologists went down to the nanoscale when they looked in the spider’s silk glands to determine “the storage, transformation and transportation process involved in proteins becoming fibers.”4 The key is in a supramolecular assembly of very tiny units called micelles. The researchers discovered that, even starting out, these micelles were both complex and compound, which was not predicted. They initially thought the black widow spider’s remarkable fibers originated from a random solution. Instead they found “hierarchical nano-assemblies (200 to 500 nanometers in diameter) of proteins stored in the spider’s abdomen.”

Researchers want to duplicate the spiders’ unique production of steel-strength fibers to make “equally strong synthetic materials” that would be used in “high-performance textiles for military, first responders and athletes; building materials for cable bridges and other construction; environmentally friendly replacements for plastics; and biomedical applications.”

Creationists give the Creator—not time and chance—credit and praise for designing spiders and their incredible silk production. Tweet: Creationists give the Creator—not time and chance—credit and praise for designing spiders and their incredible silk production.

Amazing Design of Black Widow Web Silk: https://www.icr.org/article/amazing-design-of-black-widow-web-silk/

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Creationists give the Creator—not time and chance—credit and praise for designing spiders and their incredible silk production. Chance processes can’t create complexity no matter how long they try.

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Then the Lord said to Moses, “I will rain down bread from heaven for you. The people are to go out each day and gather enough for that day. In this way I will test them and see whether they will follow My instructions.” – Exodus 16:4

When God took the nation of Israel through the desert, there was one thing the people simply could not do outside of God alone: They could not provide for themselves. They could not plant. They could not harvest. They could not manufacture. It was a place and time where nothing but complete dependence was the rule. God gave manna one day at a time. The manna spoiled the day after, so they could never store it. They could not go to the manna store to get more. They couldn’t start a manna business to capitalize on all the free manna. I can tell you from personal experience that when God takes you to the desert, there is nothing you can do to change it until He wants to change it, so do not strive against God in the desert place.

Has God taken you into the desert? Is He forcing you to depend wholly on His provision? Pray that you will learn the lessons God desires you to learn in the desert place. He will bring you out when He has accomplished all He wants to build in your life. Remember that it is a season; you will not be there forever. He understands that no one can stay in a desolate place forever.

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And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. (Isaiah 42:16)

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The incredible love of the Father shines upon His children bringing them out of their evil darkness and into His glorious light. His light guides His people through the shadows of death. And through the grave difficulties of their lives, they are brought into places of indescribable peace and joy. As believers of Christ, we are promised this ever-present light that will lead us into the gracious sanctuary of the Lord. In this we can find hope in an everlasting rest.

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