Examples of intelligent design are prevalent in the natural world. Among those found throughout Australia is the symbiotic relationship between the grass trigger plant (Stylidium) and the native bush bee.

The interaction between the trigger plant and the native bush bee shows support for the Genesis record of a literal 6 day creation.

The trigger plant has a number of flowers on each stem (photo 1) and each of these has a sensitised column, on the end of which is a pollen corolla (photo 2). 

The activity of the bee endeavouring to acquire nectar activates the trigger, showering the bee with pollen. The trigger then shoots across the back of the bee at a speed of one millisecond (that is one 1000th of a second). I was fortunate enough to catch this on film as you can see from photo 3. Whilst some plants pollinate through wind or other means, this is the only way this plant is pollinated. While attempting to extricate itself from the ower’s trigger, the bee is covered with pollen. The pollen is then transferred to another ower of the same species by a repetition of the same process (photo 4).

Though other insects may activate the trigger none but the bush bee is involved in the pollination process. To me this form of pollination supports intelligent design and the Bible’s record of a 6-day creation because, in order for this to work successfully, the owers and bees must have been created to harmonise their work. Both need each other for survival and this is perfectly explained by the owers being created on Day 3 and the insects being created on Day 6. Harmonisation and mutual dependency speaks of intelligent design. To say that they evolved over millions of years is foolish.

Albert Einstein is reported as saying: “Look deep into nature and then you will understand everything better”.